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What happens that makes a child be born with cystic fibrosis ?

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Dr. Robert Fink
Pediatrics
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In brief: Genetic disorder

CF is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder. The infant must inherit a CF gene from both parents (who are CF gene carriers) to be born with this disorder. This disorder occurs in one out of every 3, 500 white births and one out of every 20, 000 black births.
All 50 states now have newborn screening programs to identify infants born with cf.

In brief: Genetic disorder

CF is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder. The infant must inherit a CF gene from both parents (who are CF gene carriers) to be born with this disorder. This disorder occurs in one out of every 3, 500 white births and one out of every 20, 000 black births.
All 50 states now have newborn screening programs to identify infants born with cf.
Dr. Robert Fink
Dr. Robert Fink
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Get it from parents

It is a genetic disorder that a child gets from both parents who have to be carriers of the disease.

In brief: Get it from parents

It is a genetic disorder that a child gets from both parents who have to be carriers of the disease.
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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