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Revista Romana de PEDIATRIE | Volumul LXIV, Nr. 2, An 2015
ISSN 1454-0398  |  e-ISSN 2069-6175
ISSN-L 1454-0398
DOI: 10.37897/RJP

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ASTHMA IN CYSTIC FIBROSIS

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ABSTRACT

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common autosomal recessive disease in Caucasians. Lung disease is characterized by impaired mucocilliary clearance with airway obstruction and chronic pulmonary infection and inflammation. Wheeze is a common symptom in CF, but in some cases the wheeze is due to the presence of concomitant asthma. There is no consensus on how to defi ne CF asthma, but the diagnosis is predominantly based on the patient’s strong family and personal history of atopy.

Keywords: cystic fibrosis, wheeze, asthma, atopy

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