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Is bronchiectasis the same as cf ?

Is bronchiectasis the same as cf ?

No: Bronchiectasis= bronchi (airways);ectasis (dilated or stretched out). Bronchiectasis is a physical finding that can occur in many lung infections/conditions.Cystic fibrosis is medical condition with many features.It is inherited as a recessive genetic disease. There are abnormalities in the production of lung mucous that can lead to bronchiectasis over time. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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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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Can CF baby have water in a bottle?

Can CF baby have water in a bottle?

Yes: Water is safe for a baby to drink. It is better than diluted juices which are just empty calories and too sweet. ...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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Why do people with CF have salt crystals form on their skin?

Why do people with CF have salt crystals form on their skin?

Sweat malfunction: CF is a genetic disease that causes dysfunction in the bodies production of sweat and mucous production. Because not enough liquid is produced during sweating the salt found in the gland concentrates. http://www.webmd.com/lung/what-is-cystic-fibrosis ...Read more

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A friend of mine who is a male with CF wants to have a child. Is there any hope?

A friend of mine who is a male with CF wants to have a child.  Is there any hope?

Infertility MD: Males with CF may be infertile and reproducing may require ivf techniques. Genetic counselling is recommended prior to having children to evaluate the risk of the baby having cf. Speak with a specialist in reproduction / infertility. ...Read more

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What is the risk concerning pregnancy in CF patients?

What is the risk concerning pregnancy in CF patients?

Cystic fibrosis: This condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, which means both copies of the gene in each cell have mutations. The parents of an individual with an autosomal recessive condition each carry one copy of the mutated gene, but they typically do not show signs and symptoms of the condition. ...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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How do they diagnose CF in baby?

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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