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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...