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Dr. Harutai Kamalaporn sees 12 of the 30 patients diagnosed with CF in Thailand. The challenges she faces are: lack of medications, equipment and sweat chloride tests at all three hospitals. Dr. Kamalaporn continues to advocate for more testing machines. Some countries, such as India and Bangladesh have developed their own indigenous method for sweat testing. This is according to information put out in part by the Official Journal of Asian Pediatric Society in the Pediatric Respirology and Critical Care Magazine.

Dr. Harutai Kamalaporn is the Pediatric pulmonologist. She received a medical degree and certificate in Pediatric Pulmonology from Mahidol University in Bangkok in 2004. Dr. Kamalaporn completed her clinical and research fellowship training at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), University of Toronto, Canada in 2008. Her research mentors were Professor Sharon Dell who is an expert in Asthma and Professor Allan Coates who is an expert in Aerosol Medicine. Dr. Kamalaporn is now an Associate Professor, Director of Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship Training Program at the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University. Her area of interest includes CF, asthma, pediatric respiratory care and chronic lung disease of the infancy. She has participated in the recent publication of “CF in Asia”.

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