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Could a 49 year old develop cystic fibrosis?

Yes and No. Patients are born with cystic fibrosis. However it can take many years for the disease to become apparent in some patients. Thus, it is possible to be diagnosed with CF later in life but not to develop CF later in life. Read more...
Detection. It is possible to have a mild variant of CF that is detected later in life; 49 would likely be the oldest so declared. The gene that codes for the sodium-chloride transporter can be mutated in various ways that cause cf. If you do have cf, the disease was present all your life but mild enough that you did not notice until later on. Read more...

L am 58 can I get cystic fibrosis at that age.

No. You are born with cystic fibrosis, you don't "get" it later in life. It may not be diagnosed right away depending on the type and severity of symptoms. For example, a newborn with an intestinal blockage would be picked up quickly, but an older child or even an adult who presented with mostly sinus symptoms might not get diagnosed until later. Read more...
Yes and No. Cystic fibrosis, cf, is a genetic disorder and is present from birth. However, in mild forms of CF it may not cause many symptoms or be diagnosed until adulthood. Te diagnosis is based on sweat testing or genetic testing. Although uncommon, cases of CF can be diagnosed at your age. Read more...

What is done for a child with cystic fibrosis?

Supportive care. CF patients benefit from active coordinated care involving their pcp and a regional cystic fibrosis care center.These are usually part of a children's hospital and involve pediatric pulmonologists and other respiratory care specialists. Read more...

What does it mean if I am a carrier cystic fibrosis?

One gene bad. The cftr gene codes for (has information for your body about) a sodium-chloride transporter on your cell membranes. If you have two bad copies you have cf, if you have one, you are a carrier. As many as 1 in 25 caucasian adults in the us has this mutation. If you are planning on having children, talk to your spouse about genetic counseling, unless your spouse is of asian or african descent. Read more...