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Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital: Cystic Fibrosis Clinic

Description:
The Cystic Fibrosis Clinic caters for patients who have proven cases of Cystic Fibrosis. New cases or urgent problems will be referred to the Cystic Fibrosis Consultant on call for pre-referral arrangements.

What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis (also known as CF or mucoviscidosis) is a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, liver and intestine.

It is characterised by the abnormal transport of chloride and sodium across body tissues, causing thick mucus-like secretions.

The symptoms of cystic fibrosis are

  • Salty-tasting skin

  • Poor growth and poor weight gain despite a normal eating habbits
  • Accumulation of thick, sticky mucus
  • Frequent chest infections
  • Coughing or shortness of breath
  • Bowel obstruction

Symptoms often appear in infancy and childhood.

Instructions:
Venue: S13, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital
Days and times: Tuesdays (14:00-16:30)
Head: Dr Marco Zampoli
Team: Dr Louise Cooke (gastroenterology)
Frieda Laubsher (genetic counseling),
Margy Gibbons (social worker)
Dr Aneesa Vanker (pulmonology)
Dr Michelle Carihill (endocrinology)
Dr Ronalda De Lacey (gastroenterology)
Prof Brenda Morrow (Physiotherapy)
Ms Shihaam Cader (Dietician)
Telephonic consultations: 021 658-5137 (ask for consultant on call)
Appointments: 021 658-5137 (Ms Vivien Flynn, Ward B2)
For more information e-mail: m.zampoli@uct.ac.za

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The content on this page was last updated on 5 September 2013