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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
What is that?: what is that? 'heterozygous 57"?

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
What is that?: what is that? 'heterozygous 57"?
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience Pediatrics
Cystic fibrosis: This is a start. http://www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/Genetics/GeneticCarrierTest/ also your ObGyn and/or a genetics specialist can help explain.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Certainly: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) most common life-limiting genetic disorder of Caucasians, affecting approximately 30K people in the US.A, impacting mainly respir ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
As a carrier: Genetic carrier testing: more than 10 million americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. This blood test can help detect carriers, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: Yes it is possible. Presentation of cystic fibrosis varies greatly, and it is possible, depending on your specific mutation (and other factors) to pre ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience Family Medicine
Not likely: It is not likely. CF manifests during childhood, most often in infants, however, there are some forms of CF that are not diagnosed until later in ad ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
Overall 1/3700: Acording to the CF foundation: the overall birth prevalence is 1/3700 . It can occur in any race, however the greatest incidence is in caucasians of n ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Genetic disorder: It is a genetic disorder characterized by abnormal sodium channels, which affect a great deal of problems including the respiratory and digestive syst ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes but: Yes but with early diagnosis and regular care and adherence to prescribed therapy by a pediatric pulmonologist the long term survival has improved gre ... Read More
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