J Korean Radiol Soc.  2002 Dec;47(6):693-696. 10.3348/jkrs.2002.47.6.693.

Cystic Fibrosis: Case Report

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Gil Medical Center, Gachon Medical School, Korea. zzizzin@hanmail.net

Abstract

Cystic fibrosis is a autosomal recessive genetic disease. Among Caucasians, it is the most common cause of pulmonary insufficiency during the first three decades of life. The prevalence of cystic fibrosis varies according to ethnic origin: it is common among Caucasians but rare among Asians. We report a case in which cystic fibrosis with bronchiectasis and hyperaeration was revealed by high-resolution CT, and mutation of the cystic fibrosis conductance transmembrane regulator gene (CFTR) by DNA analysis.

Keyword

Lung, CT; Lung, infection; Children, genetic disease

MeSH Terms

Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Bronchiectasis
Cystic Fibrosis*
DNA
Genes, Regulator
Humans
Prevalence
DNA
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