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What are the most common symptoms of cystic fibrosis?

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  • Salty-tasting skin, which parents notice when they kiss their child
  • Frequent coughing, wheezing, or bouts of pneumonia or sinusitis
  • Difficulty breathing that keeps getting worse
  • Big appetite but poor weight gain
  • Bulky, smelly, greasy bowel movements

SOURCES: 

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  

The Mayo Clinic.  

The New England Journal of Medicine.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 02, 2019

SOURCES: 

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  

The Mayo Clinic.  

The New England Journal of Medicine.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 02, 2019

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