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What groups of people typically have the disease cf?

What groups of people typically have the disease cf?

European Descent: CF is the most common inherited disease among caucasians, particularly those of northern european descent. The carrier rate is approximately 1 in 25 people. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Cystic Fibrosis (Definition)

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


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Please tell me if it is possible to have a mild form of cf?

Yes: Chopin, the composer, almost certainly had CF rather than tuberculosis and he lived into a productive adult live when no treatment was available. There are alleles that are even milder. ...Read more

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What can be done for someone with CF, and b. cepacia?

What can be done for someone with CF, and b. cepacia?

B. Cepacia and CF: If you become colonized with B. cepacia,you will need to be more diligent than ever with the treatments you are already doing: Airway clearance, Bronchodilators, Mucolytics, and Nutrition.If the colonization turns into an infection,things get a bit trickier. B. cepacia is highly resistant to most antibiotics. So once you become infected it is hard to get rid of. ...Read more

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How is CF inherited?

How is CF inherited?

From both parents: CF is an autosomal recessive disorder meaning the infant must inherit a mutated or abnormal copy of the CF gene from both the mother and the father. If both parents are carriers of a CF mutation, the odds of the infant having CF are 1 out of 4 or 25% for every pregnancy. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has CF what are some things I could do for her?

Flu shot each year: Influenza is potentially fatal to patients with cf. Protect your loved ones by getting a flu shot each year. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of death for cf?

What are the main causes of death for cf?

Respiratory failure: respiratory infection leading to respiratory failure is one of the main causes of death in CF ...Read more

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What are the risk from exposure to a broken CF light bulb?

Mercury exposure: Mercury vapors escape when a cfl bulb breaks & several precautions are necessary. Stop airconditioning or fans in that room, open all doors and windows. After 15 min of airing the room, carefully gather all fragments & dispose as per local regulations for mercury containing products. Keep room open for several hours after clean up & do not switch on the ac in the room during that time. ...Read more

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If my sister's child has cf, what are the chances that my child will have cf?

If my sister's child has cf, what are the chances that my child will have cf?

A worthy question: If this bothers you, have a test run to see if you are an asymptomatic carrier of the CF gene.(you have 50% risk of it) If not, you cannot have CF kids.If so, your spouse can be screened also.If he is not, no CF kids.If you both are, the risk would be the same as your sisters with 1/4 chance with each pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do they diagnose CF in baby?

Newborn screening: All states now screen newborn infants for cf. However, not all infants identified by newborn screening will have cf, many will only be carriers of the CF gene. Diagnosis of CF requires confirmation at a CF center by sweat testing or genetic analysis. ...Read more

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Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more