Cystic Fibrosis Articles A-Z
Cystic Fibrosis - Cystic Fibrosis Gene
This page contains links to eMedTV Cystic Fibrosis Articles containing information on subjects from Cystic Fibrosis to Cystic Fibrosis Gene. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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- Cystic Fibrosis
In the United States, cystic fibrosis is a common genetic disease that mainly affects Caucasians. This eMedTV segment provides a complete overview of cystic fibrosis, including information on the causes, symptoms, and treatments of this disease.
- Cystic Fibrosis and Who It Affects
Cystic fibrosis affects both males and females and people from all racial and ethnic groups. This eMedTV Web page discusses cystic fibrosis and who it affects. Cystic fibrosis mainly occurs in Caucasians whose ancestors came from northern Europe.
- Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis
As this eMedTV article explains, making a cystic fibrosis diagnosis involves taking the patient's medical history, performing a physical examination, and ordering tests (particularly a sweat test). Prenatal testing is also discussed.
- Cystic Fibrosis Gene
As this eMedTV article explains, the full name of the gene for cystic fibrosis is the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. A defect in this gene what causes the gene, and this page explains how it is inherited.