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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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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
We all die: CF has a variety of traditional gene expressions and sub forms. Proper surveylance and treatment has increased the expected lifespan of patient by dec ... 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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Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Varies: The risk varies by ethnic group - in the us caucations have a risk that is quoted as being from 1 in 2000 to 1 in 3500, Asian americans risk is somewh ... Read More
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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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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Life is different: 100% of people die. People with this condition have a variable life expectancy and face many more problems than the average person. Life includes clos ... Read More
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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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lotfi Hacein-Bey
40 years experience Radiology
Sweat test: The gold standard to diagnose cystic fibrosis is the sweat test, which measures the amount of chloride in the sweat. The test takes a few minutes to a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
The list goes on : There are a whole variety of illnesses that can mimic CF from chronic cough , asthma , to immunodeficiency, broncho pulmonary dysphasia celiac disease ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Serota
14 years experience Dermatology
Genetic: It's a genetic disease that primarily effects the lungs. Here is a great site to learn about cystic fibrosis: http://www.cff.org/
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Recessive gene: A mutation is carried in the dna of both unaffected parents & that matching or similar mutation is paired up at conception when the sperm & egg form c ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Recessive genes: A mutation is carried in the dna of both unaffected parents ; that matching or similar mutation is paired up at conception when the sperm ; egg form c ... Read More
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