Friday, November 6, 2009

External pancreatic insufficiency

External pancreatic insufficiency (which explains the lack of secretion of hormones produced by the pancreas and released outside the blood) is mainly represented by cystic fibrosis.

This genetic disorder with autosomal recessive in nature that says that both parents must carry a genetic disorder that appears. Occlusion of the newborn, or for several weeks or months of life is one of the signs of the disease.
Other signs are recurrent respiratory infections in the rear and usually causes a cough that resembles pertussis.

Apart from respiratory tract infections in patients of chronic diarrhea is characterized by a large number of heavy saddle, smell and contain steatorrhea (fat). On the other hand, vomiting and rarely maintained a good appetite.
Symptoms and stunting last among others with a reduction in reserves of lipid (fat) body that will result in a loss of fat (fat under the skin) which is sometimes not there.

The diagnosis of CF obtained by the sweat test. This must be done under good conditions. Involves the determination of chlorine in sweat is the best test to diagnose cystic fibrosis.
A higher rate of 80 miles per liter equivalent, in general, see the irrefutable proof. However, before confirming the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis and then bring this information to parents is not sufficient to serve as this review only because the prognosis (evolution) of severe cystic fibrosis.

Treatment of symptoms that only treat symptoms with symptoms. Support has been conducted in special centers and the prognosis is significantly improved mucoviscidoseont.
In conclusion, infants, children with fatty stools, coughing and difficulty to grow until proven otherwise, suspected cystic fibrosis.
Screening for cystic fibrosis is in neonatal screening (Guthrie test). Even testing for hypothyroidism and phenylketonuria.

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