Endocrine Disorders in Cystic Fibrosis

Scott M. Blackman, Vin Tangpricha

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Cystic fibrosis is frequently complicated by endocrine disorders. Diabetes can be expected to affect most with CF and pancreatic insufficiency and varies widely in age of onset, but early identification and treatment improve morbidity and mortality. Short stature can be exacerbated by relative delay of puberty and by use of inhaled corticosteroids. Bone disease in CF causes fragility fractures and should be assessed by monitoring bone mineral density and optimizing vitamin D status. Detecting and managing endocrine complications in CF can reduce morbidity and mortality in CF. These complications can be expected to become more common as the CF population ages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)699-708
Number of pages10
JournalPediatric clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016


  • Diabetes
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Osteoporosis
  • Short stature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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