Appendicitis as the presenting complaint in cystic fibrosis.

  title={Appendicitis as the presenting complaint in cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Alan Emil Oestreich and Edward H. Adelstein},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={17 2},
A 4 mo old previously healthy child presented with acute appendicitis. Although not recognized at the time, the histologic sections were typical of the goblet cell excess of cystic fibrosis. Only 18 mo later was cystic fibrosis diagnosed by sweat test following additional symptoms.