By Samya Nasr, MD, Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center
It was always thought by the Egyptian Medical Society that CF does not exist in Egypt. One major problem has been the lack of the physicians’ awareness of the disease. Addressing that issue began in 1997, first through yearly lectures and workshops at different national and international conferences in Egypt and universities. I also began visiting children’s hospitals in Cairo and following CF patients there. In addition, I led a study on a high-risk patient at Cairo University, Children’s Hospital in collaboration with a team of Cairo University physicians and Stanford University geneticists.
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