Previous reports of children with co-existence of cystic fibrosis and full trisomy 21 suggest a very poor prognosis, with the majority of cases dying in infancy and the oldest reported survivor being 6 years of age. We report the case of a young man with genetically confirmed trisomy 21 and homozygous for the F508del cystic fibrosis mutation. Despite the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis being delayed until the age of 2 years he has transitioned to adult services and is now 25 years of age. Currently he has poor lung function and a continuous ambulatory oxygen requirement.
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