CHARLES ANDREWS, M.D.; MARTIN MANGO, M.D.; ROCCO C. VENUTO, M.D., F.A.C.P.
To the editor: Stern and co-workers (1) have reviewed the adolescent and adult presentation of cystic fibrosis in the August issue (Ann Intern Med 87:188-191, 1977). An adult male was recently discovered to have cystic fibrosis after a unique clinical presentation not mentioned in the review article.
A 42-year-old white man came to the emergency room complaining of several days of profuse sweating, muscle cramps, extreme thirst, and abdominal pain. These symptoms occurred during a period of sustained high ambient temperatures. He was consuming from three to five litres of water, beer, and fruit juices daily. He denied vomiting, diarrhea,
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ANDREWS C, MANGO M, VENUTO RC. Cystic Fibrosis in Adults. Ann Intern Med. 1978;88:128–129. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-88-1-128_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(1):128-129.
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