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Old 09-19-2006, 09:22 AM   #1
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Question Does CF deteriorate bone?

Hi all,

I hope someone can help.... my 10 year old nephew is in the hospital right now. He was diagnosed with CF at 8 months old. Long story short... in Sept. he hit his head and got a bump on this forehead (like all little boys do). The bump went away and reappeared yesterday out of nowhere. The Dr.'s in the hospital told my brother that it looks like the CF had deteriorated the bones in his forehead becuase of the mucus being so thick. I have never heard that CF effects or much less deteriorates bone. Has anyone else heard of this. They said that the bones in his forehead are paper thin. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-13-2006, 12:52 AM   #2
Wendy W
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Re: Does CF deteriorate bone?

Hi Roscy

I'm not in the medical faternity but I have been around CF for almost 16 years.

My daughter was diagnosed at 5 weeks in 1991.

I live in Australia. Over here we participated in a study regarding bone density in people with CF.

It was found that the bones do tend to be weaker in CF and as they get older a lot of them can develop osteoporosis.

I guess that their bodies just use so much of the goodness that we put into them to keep well. If you do a search on CF and bones you'll find a couple of studies and other info that might answer some of your questions.

All the best for your nephew.i hope he's feeleing better soon.


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