CF May Be Evident in Wrinkles on Palms After Minutes Spent in Water

CF May Be Evident in Wrinkles on Palms After Minutes Spent in Water

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CF May Be Evident in Wrinkles on Palms After Minutes Spent in Water

Wrinkling on the palm of the hands after a short immersion in water may serve as a fast, easy and inexpensive test for an initial diagnosis of cystic fibrosis (CF), a study reports. Compared to healthy children in this study, those with CF developed signs of palm wrinkling — swelling, small bumps, wrinkles, itching, and pain — within three minutes of immersing their hands in tap water. The study, “Aquagenic wrinkling of the palms after brief…

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