Can someone get cystic fibrosis as a teenager?

Yes. A small segment of patients affected by cystic fibrosis does not show typical symptoms until teenage and apparently has very mild disease. This depends upon the mutation involving cftr gene (homozygous vs heretozygous so on).

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Could you develop cystic fibrosis as a teenager?

No. A small segment of patients affected by cystic fibrosis does not show typical symptoms until teenage and apparently has very mild disease. This depends upon the mutation involving cftr gene (homozygous vs heretozygous so on). Read more...
Genetic disease. CF is a genetic disease so you have it at birth, but it is possible for the diagnosis to be missed until later in life. Read more...
Yes diagnosed then. CF is a genetic disorder which can be detected at birth. It is possible to present later in life with symptoms suggestive of cf. A CF sweat test should be performed if your doctor suspects cf. Read more...

How can you get checked for cystic fibrosis?

Sweat test. The best test for cystic fibrosis is a sweat test. Why do you think you need tested? Read more...
History, physical. The first thing that a pulmonologist will do is ask you questions about your history of breathing problems, stomach issues, infections, etc. Breathing tests, a chest xray and a ct scan may follow. If these are all pointing to unexplained bronchiectasis, a sweat chloride test will follow... If this is abnromal the diagnosis is made. If it is indeterminate, a genetic test might follow. Read more...
See doctor. They will order appropriate tests. Please see cff.Org. Read more...

What percentage of female va male fetuses get cystic fibrosis?

50/50. It is about 50/50; there is no real difference in the incidence of cystic fibrosis between males and females. Read more...
50-50. However, female patients have worse outcomes (for reasons we are certain of). 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...

Do males or females get cystic fibrosis and why?

Equal. More than 10 million americans are unknowing, symptomless carriers of the defective cystic fibrosis gene. In order to develop cf, an individual must inherit a defective gene from each parent. Since the CF gene is not on a sex chromosome (x or y), males and females are equally affected. Read more...

How can you get easily checked up for cystic fibrosis?

Simple test. Cystic fibrosis is a chronic genetic disorder which can cause lung problems, poor absorption of nutrients from the diet, and other conditions. The symptoms usually start in the first year of life. A test call the 'sweat chloride test' is used to make the diagnosis. It is one your doctor can order. Read more...
Sweat chloride test. CF is an abnormality of chloride channels. A simple test where they tape a special paper to your arm and measure the amount of chloride in your sweat can help rule in or out cf. Read more...

I'm worried I have cystic fibrosis. How do I get tested?

Sweat test. Cystic fibrosis is diagnosed by an abnormal sweat test and clinical symptoms that match the diagnosis. Genetic tests can also be done to determine if there are any mutations of the cftr gene that are known to cause cystic fibrosis. Read more...

Do lots of people get cystic fibrosis, or is it unusual?

Depends on ethnicity. CF is a genetic condition inherited from carrier parent. Carrier frequency depends on the ethnic background . 1/25 caucasians have one copy of normal, one copy of a mutated CF gene. Both genes have to be mutated to have cf. Hispanic carrier frequency 1/50, africanam 1/70 , asian 1/90. 1/5000 babies are born with cf, this may be decreasing, since pregnent females are now screened for CF . Read more...

What is a good way to get checked up for cystic fibrosis?

Sweat chloride test. Talk to your physician who can direct you and order a test, if indicated. The gold standard test is the sweat chloride test. Blood testing may also be available, again, if indicated. Read more...