Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common lethal autosomal recessive disease in whites, with an estimated incidence of 1 in 2500 to 3300 live births. Approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States are affected and approximately 850 individuals are newly diagnosed annually, the majority less than 1 year old. For a current, comprehensive review of clinical CF and molecular diagnostics for this disorder, see http://www.genetests.org/.
KeywordsGenetic Counseling Cystic Fibrosis Patient Carrier Screening Cystic Fibrosis Mutation Familial Mutation
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