What are some typical symptoms of cystic fibrosis in a baby?

GI and Lungs. Common presentations if not detected by newborn screening include: poor weight gain, diarrhea, recurrent respiratory infections, meconium ileus (at birth), dehydration.
CF. The early symptoms of CF vary considerably. Infants may be normal and have no symptoms at all, only to develop the symptoms of CF later in life. Among infants in the first year of life, some classic symptoms include, meconium ileus, poor weight gain, greasy stools, constipation and pneumonia. Bacteria may start to colonize the sinus tract and airway very early on. I hope that this helps.

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Were all babies from 1997-present screened for Cystic fibrosis in the state of Texas? Also, at what age do the symptoms for cystic fibrosis set in?

No. If memory serves me well. CF was not added to the newborn screening program until later.About 10 years back, the state expanded its screening program from 5 to more than 25 conditions, including CF. The symptoms might present with bowel blockage at birth, obnoxious smelly stools in infancy or may not have obvious symptoms for years. There is some individual variation from case to case. Read more...

Can you tell me if a baby has a good chance of getting cystic fibrosis will the baby show symptoms right away?

Not necessarily. Depending on the expression of any CF genes it may present at birth with sticky poo & bowel obstruction or not be detected for months. Many states now include CF as part of their newborn screening programs to facilitate early recognition and treatment. Read more...
Variable. CF newborn screening programs can detect CF early on, so that treatment can be initiated earlier. If an infant begins to have symptoms consistent with cf, the test should be repeated even if the screening was negative at birth. Symptoms can begin at any time and this depends on a number of factors, including the specific genetic mutation of the CF gene. I hope this helps. Read more...

What are symptoms of cystic fibrosis?

Cough, poor growth. Common symptoms of cystic fibrosis include cough, wheeze, recurrent lung infections, poor growth, foul smelling stools, salty sweat, clubbing, and rectal prolapse. The more symptoms the greater the chance of having cystic fibrosis. Most infants today are diagnosed by newborn screening for CF before they develop any symptoms and early therapy can minimize disease symptoms. Read more...

What are all the symptoms of cystic fibrosis?

Respiratory, GI. Mostly respiratory and GI symptoms such as: asthma like symptoms, recurrent pneumonias, lose stool with fawly smell, lipid soluable vitamin deficiencies, diabetes. Shahzeidi, md. Read more...

What are the symptoms of cystic fibrosis - is there a cure?

Lots of symptoms. Cystic fibrosis is a complicated disease. It can affect many different organ symptoms including respiratory, gi, and genitourinary. This is usually diagnosed in childhood, and there is no cure. Read more...