Association of poor clinical status and heavy exposure to tobacco smoke in patients with cystic fibrosis who are homozygous for the F508 deletion

J Pediatr. 1992 Feb;120(2 Pt 1):261-4. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3476(05)80438-x.


We examined the association between clinical status and exposure to tobacco smoke in 44 patients homozygous for the F508 cystic fibrosis mutation. Heavy exposure to tobacco smoke was significantly associated with lower Shwachman scores, poorer results of pulmonary function tests, and a fivefold increase in the number of pulmonary-related hospitalizations during the previous year.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Chromosome Deletion*
  • Cystic Fibrosis / genetics
  • Cystic Fibrosis / physiopathology*
  • Female
  • Forced Expiratory Volume
  • Homozygote*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution / adverse effects*
  • Vital Capacity


  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution