[Standardized sweat chloride analysis for the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis in Korea].


BACKGROUND Cystic fibrosis is a chronic progressive autosomal recessive disorder caused by the CFTR gene mutations. It is quite common in Caucasians, but very rare in Asians. Sweat chloride test is known to be a screening test for the cystic fibrosis due to the fact that electrolyte levels in sweat are elevated in patients. In this study, sweat chloride… (More)
DOI: 10.3343/kjlm.2008.28.4.274