Clinical Care Schedule for Young Children With Cystic Fibrosis

Clinical Care Schedule for Young Children With Cystic Fibrosis

Clinical care in first few years of life for a child with cystic fibrosis (CF) focuses on a number of important aspects, from diagnosis to the everyday management of the condition. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has published a clinical care schedule aimed at children from birth to 5 years old.

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The schedule highlights all areas which need to be covered at each hospital visit during the first few years of the child’s life. From the initial sweat test needed to help diagnose cystic fibrosis to ongoing issues such as nutrition, airway clearance, flu vaccinations, pancreas function testing, as well as other issues such as education and genetic counseling.

The schedule is a guide for how often checks and tests need to be carried out during the formative years, particularly during the first year of diagnosis where the infant’s growth and nutritional needs are carefully monitored.

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Cystic Fibrosis News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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