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How can cystic fibrosis affect fetal development?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Not usually apparent: Cystic fibrosis patients are occasionally born with such thick poo that it is stuck & may result in surgical treatment. However, most have no visible findings at birth that would suggest a problem. During pregnancy, the maternal system handles the majority of metabolic challenges, nutrition (placenta), and the issues that may cause failure to thrive in CF only come into play after birth.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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