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What is risk of cystic fibrosis?

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David Escobar
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on genes

The risk of acquiring cystic fibrosis (CF) depends on whether the parents of a child are carriers for the gene.
It is estimated that about 1 in 20 americans are carriers of the CF gene. In order for a child to acquire the disease, both parents must be carriers. If both parents are carriers, there is then a 25% chance that the child will acquire the disease.

In brief: Depends on genes

The risk of acquiring cystic fibrosis (CF) depends on whether the parents of a child are carriers for the gene.
It is estimated that about 1 in 20 americans are carriers of the CF gene. In order for a child to acquire the disease, both parents must be carriers. If both parents are carriers, there is then a 25% chance that the child will acquire the disease.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

The risk varies by ethnic group - in the us caucations have a risk that is quoted as being from 1 in 2000 to 1 in 3500, asian americans risk is somewhere around 1 in 31, 000.

In brief: Varies

The risk varies by ethnic group - in the us caucations have a risk that is quoted as being from 1 in 2000 to 1 in 3500, asian americans risk is somewhere around 1 in 31, 000.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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