Is there a gender gap in cystic fibrosis children?

Buchdahl, Roger
June 2007
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (Supplement);Jun2007, Vol. 100 Issue 47, p35
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the gender gap on mortality rate of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). A study by Rosenfeld from 1988 to 1992 shows that patients with CF under the age of 20 years, females were 60% more like to die than males. In a study from Wisconsin from 1986 and 1998, there is a delay in the diagnosis of CF in females by 4 months compared to males. Compared to boys, girls are earlier chronically infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The hormonal differences between males and females are also presented that may affect the occurrence of CF.


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