Unformatted text preview: mple of at least 50 mg of sweat is
required for accurate results. A chloride level higher than 60 mEq/L is considered to be a positive test result. A chloride level of
40 mEq/L suggests cystic fibrosis and requires a repeat test. A chloride level of less than 40 mEq/L indicates no cystic fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis ± Adequately protecting children with cystic fibrosis from communicable diseases by
immunization is essential. In addition to the basic series of immunizations, a yearly influenza and possibly a pneumococcal
vaccine also are recommended for children with cystic fibrosis.
Mantoux test ± Induration measuring 10 mm or more is considered to be a positive result in children younger
than 4 years of age and in those with chronic illness or at high risk for environmental exposure to tuberculosis. A reaction of 5
mm or more is considered to be a positive result for the highest risk groups, such as the child with an immunosuppressive
condition or the child with human immunodeficiency virus infection. A reaction of 15 mm or more is p...
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