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what age does cystic fibrosis occur

A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
No: You are born with cystic fibrosis, you don't "get" it later in life. It may not be diagnosed right away depending on the type and severity of symptoms ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Fink
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and No: Cystic fibrosis, cf, is a genetic disorder and is present from birth. However, in mild forms of CF it may not cause many symptoms or be diagnosed unt ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Varies: Unfortunately, there is no correct answer to this. It really varies and depends on various factors, including the type of mutation a patient may have. ... Read More
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Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Birth : Most cases are diagnosed at birth, although rare cases show up in their 20s or even 30s.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Birth to teen years: The most common variant of CF is detected at birth or would appear shortly thereafter anyway. Most cases are caught by the teen years, but rarer form ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: At age 49, a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis would be very unlikely. That being said, a diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis, which is different from cf, coul ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Siefferman
13 years experience Pain Management
Sure: There are about 1000 things that are more likely to be causing whatever symptoms you may be having. Your doctor can also help with these things.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: If memory serves me well. CF was not added to the newborn screening program until later.About 10 years back, the state expanded its screening program ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Variable: There are many different presentations, and sometimes adults are diagnosed. Typically there will be a history of pulmonary, sinus infections and GI pr ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: I would advise following your lung function closely with your pulmonary specialist, optimizing your nutrition, and treating any exacerbations with ant ... Read More
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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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