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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?
  • 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?
  • Malnutrition
  • Persistent, chronic lung infections
  • Poor growth weight
  • Bowel obstructions
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