PAUL A. DI SANT'AGNESE, M.D.; WILLIAM O. JONES, M.D.; ZACHARIAS DISCHE, M.D.
Dr. Paul A. di Sant'Agnese: In recent years there has been an increasing interest in cystic fibrosis of the pancreas. It is now recognized that this generalized, inheritable disease which leads to dysfunction of all exocrine glands, mucus-producing and others, is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood. In this country at the present time cystic fibrosis accounts for virtually all cases of pancreatic deficiency in the pediatric age group, for the majority of patients with chronic (nontuberculous) pulmonary disease, and presents a unique abnormality of sweat electrolytes, in that their concentration is markedly increased.1 Although in the
DI SANT'AGNESE PA, JONES WO, DISCHE Z. CYSTIC FIBROSIS OF THE PANCREAS: CLINICAL STAFF CONFERENCE AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH*. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:482–502. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-54-3-482
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(3):482-502.
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