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Cystic fibrosis

Other Names for this Disease
  • CF
  • Mucoviscidosis
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  • My child is 11 years-old and has many of the symptoms of cystic fibrosis. She'll be undergoing testing next week. How common is it to be diagnosed with cystic fibrosis this late in life? Click here for answer

  • Are carriers of cystic fibrosis at a higher risk for other health conditions? Click here for answer

  • We have been told that my newborn grandson has been classified as a carrier for cystic fibrosis.  I know that if both parents have the defective gene, the child has a 25 percent chance of actually getting CF, and a 50 percent chance of being a carrier.  My question is, can the child be a carrier if only one parent has the defective gene? 
    Thank you. Click here for answer

  • What are the current genetic tests for cystic fibrosis? How much do they cost? Click here for answer

  • Is there new information on genes that cause cystic fibrosis? If cystic fibrosis testing was done by amniocentesis 6 years ago, have there been any new findings since then? Click here for answer

  • Where can I get information on cystic fibrosis carrier screening and the official recommendations for pregnant women? Click here for answer

  • Could you please send any and all information on Cystic Fibrosis.  One of the staff members has a child with CF and stated the child is not suppose to be in the same classroom with another child with CF.  I would like to know why that is? I assume it is related to the altered immunity state. How does this work?   What do they do to address this problem? Click here for answer