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Diagnosis of cystic fibrosis in a patient of Egyptian background
  1. Rie Yoshida,
  2. Bobby Ruge
  1. University Hospital Lewisham, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rie Yoshida, r.yoshida{at}


Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common genetically inherited condition in European-derived populations. However, it is being increasingly recognised in other populations, including people of Asian, Black African and Caribbean descent. We present a case detailing the diagnosis of CF in a 12-year-old patient of Egyptian background who had been treated for difficult asthma. In doing so, we aim to highlight the importance of considering CF in all patients, regardless of ethnicity.

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  • Contributors Research and original writing conducted by RY. Revised by BR.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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