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What is the cystic fibrosis characteristic cough? After a pneumonia, can a chronic but daily dry cough be thought to be typical for cystic fibrosis?
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Because of the inflammation of the airways that it causes, cystic fibrosis is accompanied by a chronic cough which is as diurnal as it is nocturnal and which is not "dry" but most often produces sputum, especially during recurrent exacerbations of the pulmonary infection. These respiratory signs are associated in the vast majority of cases with other symptoms including inadequate growth in weight and height, digestive transit disorders with chronic fatty diarrhea and sometimes episodes of constipation. Some forms known as moderate or atypical can sometimes be revealed in men by an infertility linked to obstructed spermatic chanals.

If consultation with your physician confirms the suspicion of this disease, diagnostic confirmation should be made after consultation with a physician at a CF specialized center who will prescribe, if necessary, a sweat test and / or a genetic test in search of mutations of the cystic fibrosis gene, the CFTR gene.

Hope this answer can help.
Best wishes
Gilles RAULT, MD, Roscoff CF Center