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Cystic Fibrosis Post-natal Treatments. Cystic Fibrosis is an incurable, hereditary disease that mostly affects the white population. It is one of the most common genetic diseases in today’s society

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  • Cystic Fibrosis is an incurable, hereditary disease that mostly affects the white population.

  • It is one of the most common genetic diseases in today’s society

  • It is caused by a cystic fibrosis gene found on chromosome 7 that causes the inefficient expression of the CFTR protein.


How is it detected
How is it detected? mostly affects the white population.

  • Cystic Fibrosis can be detected by neonatal screening

  • Clinical diagnosis via the sweat test

  • Gene Testing

  • Genetic Counselling can be provided for parents concerned of the likelihood of passing on cystic fibrosis to their children


What are the symptoms
What are the Symptoms? mostly affects the white population.

  • Malnutrition

  • Persistent, chronic lung infections

  • Poor growth weight

  • Bowel obstructions


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