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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Shaghayegh Habibi, M.D.[2]

Overview

Immunoreactive trypsinogen (IRT) of serum is raised in newborns with cystic fibrosis and has been used as a screening test. Also Iron deficiency anemia is common in patients with cystic fibrosis.

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References

  1. Rock MJ, Mischler EH, Farrell PM, Bruns WT, Hassemer DJ, Laessig RH (1989). "Immunoreactive trypsinogen screening for cystic fibrosis: characterization of infants with a false-positive screening test". Pediatr. Pulmonol. 6 (1): 42–8. PMID 2704582. 
  2. Reid DW, Withers NJ, Francis L, Wilson JW, Kotsimbos TC (January 2002). "Iron deficiency in cystic fibrosis: relationship to lung disease severity and chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection". Chest. 121 (1): 48–54. PMID 11796431. 

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