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A 21-Year-Old Woman With Cystic Fibrosis, Abdominal Pain, and Recent Weight LossA Patient With CF and Refractory Abdominal Pain

Siddhartha G. Kapnadak, MD; Christopher H. Goss, MD, FCCP; Moira L. Aitken, MD, FCCP
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From the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA.

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Siddhartha G. Kapnadak, MD, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St, Box 356522, Seattle, WA 98195-6522; e-mail: skap@uw.edu


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Chest. 2015;148(5):e156-e160. doi:10.1378/chest.15-1124
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A 21-year-old woman with cystic fibrosis (CF) was seen in the pulmonary clinic complaining of abdominal pain. Her past medical history included bilateral lung transplantation for CF pulmonary disease 26 months previously, as well as gastroesophageal reflux disease and pancreatic insufficiency. Her baseline weight was 49.1 kg (BMI, 19.4 kg/m2).

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