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Cystic fibrosis screening in the newborn.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1275544     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A new technique of measuring stool enzyme activity on dry specimens of faeces from newborn children at 4-5 days of age has detected 3 cases of cystic fibrosis in the first 6000 tests. No known cases of cystic fibrosis have been missed. Additionally, one case of pancreatic achylia of at least 4 months' duration has been detected. It is proposed that the detection of cystic fibrosis by this technique is sufficiently practical to be acceptable as a worthwhile newborn screening programme. The screening test has been in use in Auckland for over a year and is now being set up in Hamilton, Wellington, and Dunedin (New Zealand), and Sydney (Australia).
P G Robinson; R B Elliot
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1976 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-08-02     Completed Date:  1976-08-02     Revised Date:  2010-09-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chymotrypsin / analysis
Clinical Enzyme Tests*
Cystic Fibrosis / diagnosis*
Feces / enzymology*
Infant, Newborn
Sweat / enzymology
Trypsin / analysis
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