Blood Levels of Fibrocytes Unusually High in Children With CF: Study

Blood Levels of Fibrocytes Unusually High in Children With CF: Study

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Blood Levels of Fibrocytes Unusually High in Children With CF: Study

Children with cystic fibrosis (CF) have significantly higher level of fibrocytes — cells associated with diseases marked by fibrosis or scarring — in their bloodstream relative to healthy children, a study reported. Findings further revealed that these fibrocyte levels were lower during CF exacerbations than stable disease, and lower in children with poorer lung function, possibly indicating these cells had migrated from the blood to lung tissue. The study, “Circulating Fibrocyte Level in Children with…

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