Prueba del sudor

La prueba de electrolitos del sudor se realiza para determinar la cantidad de cloruro excretado por el cuerpo en el sudor durante un cierto período de tiempo. La prueba puede realizarse en un bebé para determinar si presenta fibrosis quística. En los niños con fibrosis quística se aprecia un aumento en las concentraciones de sodio y cloruro en el sudor.Prueba del sudor

Revision

Last reviewed 5/1/2011 by Denis Hadjiliadis, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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