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Neonatal screening for cystic fibrosis (CF) advised:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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A major study has found that neonatal screening for cystic fibrosis could prevent malnutrition in affected infants. The Wisconsin Cystic Fibrosis Neonatal Screening Group reported in The New England Journal of Medicine that screening using trypsinogen measurements alone, or in combination with DNA analysis, diagnosed the condition in an average of 12 weeks compared with 72 weeks for the control group.

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