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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience in 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience in 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
34 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Inherited disease: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that affects the cells lining the lungs, sinuses, intestines, spleen and liver. It prevents chloride ion ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience in 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 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Cystic fibrosis: CF is a genetic disease that from birth causes the body to produce a thick and sticky mucus. This mucus interferes with the ability to breath and dig ... Read More

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