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High sweat electrolytes in a malnourished child

Authors:

EA Jasinge ,

Department of Chemical Pathology, Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Colombo, LK
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DANP Meeriyagalle

Department of Chemical Pathology, Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Colombo, LK
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Abstract

This case report describes an infant who presented with loose stools and none resolving respiratory tract infection and was found to have high sweat electrolyte levels. The sweat electrolyte concentrations declined during the course of treatment. This case report highlights the need to be aware of the false positive sweat test results that can occur in malnutrition and describes the important points in carrying out a proper sweat test.

Keywords: sweat test; malnutrition; cystic fibrosis.

DOI: 10.4038/jdp.v5i1.2958

Journal of Diagnostic Pathology 2006/07; 5: 35-38

How to Cite: Jasinge, E. & Meeriyagalle, D., (2011). High sweat electrolytes in a malnourished child. Journal of Diagnostic Pathology. 5(1), pp.35–38. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jdp.v5i1.2958
Published on 18 Apr 2011.
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