‘Fun’ Sweat-measuring Sticker May Aid CF Diagnosis in Children

‘Fun’ Sweat-measuring Sticker May Aid CF Diagnosis in Children

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‘Fun’ Sweat-measuring Sticker May Aid CF Diagnosis in Children

A soft skin sticker that can rapidly measure chloride levels in sweat, which are elevated in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, may help avoid delays in diagnosis and treatment associated with current testing methods, especially in young children, a study reported.  The so-called sweat sticker — which researchers said made young patients “smile and giggle” during testing — is expected to aid in diagnosing babies and children. It also has the potential to monitor disease progression…

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