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Could A Child Under 2 Be Diagnosed With Cystic Fibrosis
Yes: CF is an inherited disorder that requires 2 mutations (1 from mother & 1 from father) to lead to the clinical disease. If you have it, you were born with it. Many states in the U.S. Perform newborn screening that can pick the disease up at birth, but it can go undiagnosed for years in some cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder involving lungs & digestive tract, causing recurrent lung infections due to thick inspissated mucus & poor growth in majority of patients due to malabsorption. Treatment involves inhaled respiratory therapies to prevent lung disease & pancreatic enzymes to enable absorption of nutrients. Average life expectancy is near 40 years, ...Read more
What are symptoms of cystic fibrosis and could a 19 year old be diagnosed with it or would they have been screened as a child in 1993?
CF : The symptoms of CF vary and there are many mutations associated with this genetic disorder. Some of the symptoms include, chronic cough, production of sputum, chronic pneumonia, digestive problems, especially with fat intake, sinusitis, diabetes. One negative screening test may not have adequately ruled out cf. If you suspect cf, a screening sweat test should be performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of a child getting cystic fibrosis among the different racial groups in the u.S.?
Varies considerably: There is considerable variance between children and between institutions for the cost of of hospitalizing a child with cf. Children have variable needs for hospitalization depending on their genotype and adherence to their regimen, and (unfortunately) there is a large amount of variance in practices while hospitalized and costs for these practices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clinic/online: Your CF clinic should be able to help you and other family members, and direct you towards available help channels, a lot of them online. The clinic's social worker should be a great source for that information. A great source for CF families and good place to start online is the cystic fibrosis foundation website http://www.Cff.Org/livingwithcf/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cystic fibrosis: It is very hard to diagnose cystic fibrosis without evidence of cystic fibrosis like sweat chloride test or the genetic testing. You can tell him/ her that based of what you are suspecting, you might need to ask the doctor about cystic fibrosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetic disorder: CF is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder. The infant must inherit a CF gene from both parents (who are CF gene carriers) to be born with this disorder. This disorder occurs in one out of every 3, 500 white births and one out of every 20, 000 black births. All 50 states now have newborn screening programs to identify infants born with cf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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