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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 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

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 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
22 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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Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: It is possible, although at 30 other causes of bronchiectasis and chronic cough should be considered as well (mycoplasma pneumonae, etc). If you have ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
9 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
39 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
35 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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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
9 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on genes: The risk of acquiring cystic fibrosis (CF) depends on whether the parents of a child are carriers for the gene. It is estimated that about 1 in 20 am ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
61 years experience Clinical Genetics
Yes.: Although the complications of cystic fibrosis are treatable, and although the available treatments are helpful, the disorder shortens the normal life ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
See cff.org: .
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fink
47 years experience Pediatrics
Cough, poor growth: Common symptoms of cystic fibrosis include cough, wheeze, recurrent lung infections, poor growth, foul smelling stools, salty sweat, clubbing, and rec ... Read More
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