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Cystic Fibrosis

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MR. S.

on 11 April 2016

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Transcript of Cystic Fibrosis

Are there prenatal tests for CF?
-Yes, couples can talk to their health care provider or a genetic counselor for tips on CF.
How is Cystic Fibrosis inherited?
What causes Cystic Fibrosis?
-CF is caused by 2 mutated alleles that are inherited (one from each parent).
Are there any treatments or cures?
-Yes there are many treatment options including a "vest"
-The "Vest" is an inflatable vest that attaches to a machine . The machine then performs chest physical therapy by vibrating at high frequencies.
-No,CF is an inherited disorder so it can't be prevented.
Cystic Fibrosis
What are the symptoms of CF?
Are there any other names for Cystic Fibrosis?
What gene or chromosome is affeced by cystic fibrosis?
-Respiratory and digestive systems
-cystic fibrosis of pancreas
-fibrocystic disease of pancreas
-shortness of breath
-persistant cough that produces thick mucus
What population is affected?Can anyone get it?
-About 70,000 people worldwide have CF.
-Anyone can get it but most CF patients are diagnosed by age 2.
-CF is a recessive disorder(both parents must pass the defective gene on to their offspring)
Could this disorder be prevented?
What is the current Status of Cystic Fibrosis? Is there a cure coming?
-Right now many associations are looking for a cure but have not found one.
-If the doctors and nurses don't give up on a cure then in the near future they could find one.(Donating DOES make a difference!!!!!!!!!)
How does this affect a child/adult?
-children and adults will have to use the "vest" everyday for physical therapy.
Thank You for taking the time to learn about CF!!!!(;
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