Biliary lipid composition in patients with cystic fibrosis.


Lipid composition of gallbladder bile was determined in 20 patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) (9 females and 11 males, ranging in age from 3 to 18 years). The results were compared with 47 normal subjects matched for age, sex, and pubertal stage. In patients with CF, bile was undersaturated with cholesterol before puberty in both sexes and no differences… (More)