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ilovedoriangray - April 14th, 2011 9:57 AM

what do you need to know if your raising a child with cystic fibrosis?

nurse ria - April 15th, 2011 12:59 AM

most of the time its trigger by stress. well same with all sickness.

cooper - April 15th, 2011 10:16 AM

(also known as CF or mucoviscidosis) is a common recessive genetic disease which affects the entire body, causing progressive disability

Got that from wiki. they have difficulties in breathing, sinus infections, poor growth, diarrhea, and infertility.

diamondsragirlsBF - April 16th, 2011 11:05 AM

wait... if CF causes infertility and it is genetic how is this disease passed on?

j_jordan - April 20th, 2011 2:31 AM

to diamondsragirlsBF

one of the causes is genetic but there are cases wherein the child developed with defective genes in the womb.

Most people with CF have problems breathing and may need the assistance of an oxygen tank.

ms.may - April 22nd, 2011 12:28 AM

cystic fibrosis is caused by a defective gene. we can have this defective gene and not know it. if a male has one defective gene and the woman has one defective gene then there is a 25% chance that one of their kids would inherit both genes and have CF. Their other kids would either be carriers like them or not inherit the gene at all.


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