Persistent morbidity and mortality of protein calorie malnutrition in young infants with CF.


Young infants with cystic fibrosis (CF) are at risk for developing symptomatic protein-calorie malnutrition (PCM) characterized by hypoalbuminemia, edema, and anemia. We reviewed the hospital charts of all infants less than 12 months of age referred to our CF clinic between 1979 and 1982 and found nine patients with PCM (13%). Their courses were… (More)