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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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Cystic Fibrosis (Definition)

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder of the lungs and digestive tract. It causes recurrent lung infections and inhibits growth in patients. Average life expectancy of patients with cystic fibrosis ...Read more


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What is testing for CF on a fetus like?

What is testing for CF on a fetus like?

Blood test: First the mom is tested and if positive the father should be tested and a meeting with a genetic counselor should occur to discuss risks of CF on the baby and implications and choices. ...Read more

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Where in the us provides the best climate for CF patients?

Climate & CF: The best outcomes for CF related lung disease are with regular use of airway clearance therapies & inhaled medications, maintaining good nutritional status & closely monitoring for CF related complications at an accredited CF center. Climate will not make any significant difference if you are not doing your prescribed treatments & therapies. Good compliance with therapies will ensure best results. ...Read more

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What changes does a parent have to make for a child with cf?

What changes does a parent have to make for a child with cf?

Disease Management: There are a number of factors that need to be considered in raising a child with cf. These decisions also depend on the severity and manifestations of CF in the individual child. It is best to work with your pediatrician and/or pediatric pulmonologist to come up with a plan for how to provide the best preventative care as a team approach. ...Read more

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Does clear stretchy CF mean ovulation or just that I'm fertile?

Does clear stretchy CF mean ovulation or just that I'm fertile?

Ovulation: Clear stretchy mucus is a sign of ovulation, usually starting a day or two before ovulation and stopping soon afterwards. ...Read more

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Could you and your partner have to carry the same mutation of cf?

Could you and your partner have to carry the same mutation of cf?

Confusing question: There are tests to define the mutation carried by asymptomatic CF carriers.The majority carry the same mutation, delta f508, but there are many others. The variation on different possible pairings is felt responsible for differing expression of CF patterns. ...Read more

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Do you and your partner have to carry the same mutation to have a child with CF ?

Do you and your partner have to carry the same mutation to have a child with CF ?

Not exactly: The mother and father can have different abnormalities in the gene. If the baby inherits two defective copies of the gene s/he is likely to get cf, even though the abnormalities are not exactly the same in parents. ...Read more

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My daughter is small in weight and height as a 21 month old she rarely ever gets sick and is a very happy child what are her chances of having cf

My daughter is small in weight and height as a 21 month old she rarely ever gets sick and is a very happy child what are her chances of having cf

CF growth: Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease and is associated with a wide variety of clinical symptoms and presentations. A CF sweat test is a test that analyzes sweat to determine the amount of chloride ( a component of salt) in the sweat. It is usually performed at the local CF center. If there is a concern about her weight and height, it is a test that should be considered. Cff.Org is a good source. ...Read more

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Why is CF called "cystic" and "fibrosis"?

Old Days: Back in the "old days, " patients with CF would frequently die, and the autopsy findings of the lungs showed scarring ("fibrosis") and bubbles ("cysts, " "cystic"). Thus, it was called cystic fibrosis. We know much more now about this disease, but the old name stuck. ...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