Clinical value of electrophysiological diagnosis in cystic fibrosis

Citation
M. Ballmann et al., Clinical value of electrophysiological diagnosis in cystic fibrosis, MONATS KIND, 149(3), 2001, pp. 258
Citations number
16
Language
TEDESCO
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Pediatrics
Journal title
MONATSSCHRIFT KINDERHEILKUNDE
ISSN journal
0026-9298 → ACNP
Volume
149
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Database
ISI
SICI code
0026-9298(200103)149:3<258:CVOEDI>2.0.ZU;2-5
Abstract
In many patients cystic fibrosis is not diagnosed or diagnosed too late. In Germany about 4500 patients are known. As an incidence of 1:3000 is postul ated for Central Europe,we suppose that 25-30% of the patients are not dete cted (and, therefore, are not appropriately treated). There are different r easons for not detecting those patients: deficiency of experience, variety of disease manifestations, ambiguous laboratory results. In the last years the electrophysiological diagnosis has proved to be an additional useful di agnostic method.