Can this baby have cystic fibrosis?

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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...

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...

How can I cope with a child with cystic fibrosis?

Clinic/online. Your CF clinic should be able to help you and other family members, and direct you towards available help channels, a lot of them online. The clinic's social worker should be a great source for that information. A great source for CF families and good place to start online is the cystic fibrosis foundation website http://www.Cff.Org/livingwithcf/. Read more...
Support. Go to your local CF treatment center, they will have oodles of resources for you and your child. The CF foundation has a list of approved centers. Read more...

Could a child under 2 be diagnosed with cystic fibrosis?

Yes. All 50 states now have newborn screening for cystic fibrosis. Newborn screening should identify over 95% of infants with cystic fibrosis. An abnormal sweat test or genetic testing showing 2 mutations are the most common tests to confirm the diagnosis of cf. The earlier comprehensive care is started at a CF center (www.Cff.Org) the better the outcome. Read more...
Yes. CF is an inherited disorder that requires 2 mutations (1 from mother & 1 from father) to lead to the clinical disease. If you have it, you were born with it. Many states in the U.S. Perform newborn screening that can pick the disease up at birth, but it can go undiagnosed for years in some cases. Read more...

About cystic fibrosis, how is it diagnosed before the baby is born?

Genetic testing. A baby can only have cystic fibrosis (CF) if both parents are carriers of a CF mutation; even then the chances are 1 in 4 with each pregnancy. If both parents test positive for a CF mutation then the fetal status can be measured via amniocentesis with genetic testing of the baby's cells. This testing is readily available in the United States. Read more...
After. Generlly, it is diagnosed afterwards brought standard genetic screening tests, or a sweat chloride kin test if it is an unusual type. Read more...

What are the chances of having a second child with cystic fibrosis?

1 in 4 or 25% Genetic counseling prior to pregnancy is very important if there is a family history of cystic fibrosis. There are many options available to parents who have already had a child with cystic fibrosis. Read more...
1 in 4 or 25% For two parents who are carriers there is a 25% chance their child will have the disease, 50% the child will be a carrier of the disease and 25% chance that the child will neither be a carrier nor have the disease. Read more...
Possible every time. If you look at the genetics, the first affected baby tells you both parents carry a copy of the defective recessive gene. That means every time they get pregnant there is only 3 possible outcomes. Affected (CF),carrier, or non-carrier normal. The percentages are 25/50/25.You can look on the issue as having a 75% chance of healthy 2nd kid, or not. Read more...

What is cystic fibrosis and how is it diagnosed before the baby is born?

Cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease. There are some 1400 mutations of the CF gene that can cause cystic fibrosis. CF is passed down through families who inherit the mutated genes. If you have a family history of CF you should see your doctor about genetic counseling to see what your risk is. If you are pregnant then notify your obstetrician about this so that you can be informed. Read more...
Genetic illness. It is a genetic illness that affects the mucus in the lung and the pancreas, leading to progressive lung function decline and pancreatic insufficiency. It is usually diagnosed at birth with standard screening tests. Prior to birth, both parents can have genetic testing to assess their risk of having a child with cf. Read more...