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How not to miss cystic fibrosis (1 CPD hour)

Cystic fibrosis screening was rolled out in the UK from late 2007, but it's not infallible. Dr Jim Littlewood explains what to look out for.

Learning objectives

This module will advise on how to identify cystic fibrosis, including:

  • Identifying symptoms and signs, including wheezing and poor weight gain
  • Understanding the epidemiology of cystic fibrosis
  • Suitable firt-line investigations
  • Differential diagnoses, such as oesophageal reflux and asthma

This module will be free for all registered members of Pulse Learning until 9 January 2012.


Dr Jim Littlewood is chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and former director of the Regional Paediatric CF Clinic at St James's University Hospital in Leeds

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