Conditions that mimic cystic fibrosis?

The list goes on . There are a whole variety of illnesses that can mimic CF from chronic cough , asthma , to immunodeficiency, broncho pulmonary dysphasia celiac disease , Alpha 1-anti trypsin deficiency.

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Angioendema? Can it be caused by ACE inhibitors. Can a ACE test level be decreased in other conditions. Emphysema, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis. Copd?

ACE Inhibitors. Angiotensin converting enzyme (ace) inhibitors are the leading cause of drug-induced angioedema in the U.S. Because they are widely prescribed. Most common is swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, although episodic abdominal pain due to intestinal angioedema may occur. Urticaria and itching are notably absent. The rest of the question is too complex to address here. Thanks. Read more...

How can cystic fibrosis affect p.I.E.S development?

Certainly. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) most common life-limiting genetic disorder of Caucasians, affecting approximately 30K people in the US.A, impacting mainly respiratory function. In recent years patients symptoms better controlled by genetic findings and better medications.Emotional & phys. development depend on severity, time in hospital, complications.Morb. & mort.factors afect emotional,cognitive behavior. Read more...

Can someone be diagnose with cystic fibrosis in their 40's?

As a carrier. Genetic carrier testing: more than 10 million americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. This blood test can help detect carriers, who could pass CF onto their children. To have cystic fibrosis, a child must inherit one copy of the defective CF gene from each parent. Read more...

I have symptoms of cystic fibrosis. Is it possible to start show the symptoms in my 30's?

Yes. Yes it is possible. Presentation of cystic fibrosis varies greatly, and it is possible, depending on your specific mutation (and other factors) to present at a later age. In order to prevent late diagnoses, all states now have a newborn screen in place for cystic fibrosis. Read more...
Yes. It is possible, although at 30 other causes of bronchiectasis and chronic cough should be considered as well (mycoplasma pneumonae, etc). If you have the classic pancreatic, bowel, and lung disease genetic testing is always worth considering. Read more...

I have family members with cystic fibrosis. Is it possible to start show the symptoms in my 20's?

Not likely. It is not likely. CF manifests during childhood, most often in infants, however, there are some forms of CF that are not diagnosed until later in adulthood (even though symptoms would have started in childhood). These particular forms of CF result in frequent sinus or upper respiratory infections, and can be incorrectly "written off" as chronic sinusitis or upper respiratory disease. Read more...
Yes. However, usually an adult who is diagnosed so late has usually had chronic problems with cough and "pneumonias". That said i've diagnosed a new case in a 38 year old woman. Read more...

What are the chances of a child getting cystic fibrosis among the different racial groups in the u.S.?

Overall 1/3700. Acording to the CF foundation: the overall birth prevalence is 1/3700 . It can occur in any race, however the greatest incidence is in caucasians of northern european descent, being 1/2500. The other major groups affected are hispanics 1/13500, african americans 1/15000. More than 10 million of us carry one part of the defective gene, but to have the disease you must have a copy from both parents. Read more...
From 1 in 2000. For caucasians, the odds are 1 in 3500, and 1 in 20 parents are carriers of the gene. For hispanics 1 in 92-9500, for african americans 1 in 15-17, 000, for asian americans 1 in 31, 000. Read more...

What is cystic fibrosis?

Genetic disorder. It is a genetic disorder characterized by abnormal sodium channels, which affect a great deal of problems including the respiratory and digestive systems. It is most commonly diagnosed in infants failing to gain appropriate weight, and in children who have multiple chronic infections. Read more...
Genetic disease. CF is a mutation in the gene that codes for the sodium-chloride transporter in certain cells. There are various known (and unknown) mutations that lead to either a nonfunctioning or absent protein or a less effective protein. This leads to thick mucus in the airway and in the pancreas - and may lead to disfunction in other cell types (infection fighting cells, etc). Read more...

Can you die of cystic fibrosis?

Yes but. Yes but with early diagnosis and regular care and adherence to prescribed therapy by a pediatric pulmonologist the long term survival has improved greatly in the past two decades. Read more...
We all die. CF has a variety of traditional gene expressions and sub forms. Proper surveylance and treatment has increased the expected lifespan of patient by decades in the past 30 years. Life is certainly different for the involved patient & their families, but the reality is life can be full with this dx. Read more...

What is cystic fibrosis exactly?

Inherited disease. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that affects the cells lining the lungs, sinuses, intestines, spleen and liver. It prevents chloride ions from crossing the cell membranes properly. This can clog organ ducts. In the lungs, the extra mucus crushes the cilia and leads to more lung infections. Medications can help; in late-stage disease, lung transplantation may be life-saving. Read more...