Relationship between sweat chloride, sodium, and age in clinically obtained samples.

@article{Traeger2014RelationshipBS,
  title={Relationship between sweat chloride, sodium, and age in clinically obtained samples.},
  author={Nadav Traeger and Qiuhu Shi and Allen J. Dozor},
  journal={Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={10-4}
}
BACKGROUND The relationship between sweat electrolytes and age is uncertain, as is the value of measuring sodium or the chloride:sodium ratio. METHODS 13,785 sweat tests performed over 23 years at one center through the Macroduct collection in clinically obtained samples were analyzed. RESULTS Sweat chloride tended to decrease over the first year of life, slowly increase until the fourth decade, then either level off or slightly decrease. In children, sweat sodium overlapped between those… CONTINUE READING