<i>Cystic fibrosis</i>

David J. H. Brock

in Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Second edition

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780192628268
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723605 | DOI:
Cystic fibrosis

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This chapter describes screening and diagnosis for cystic fibrosis (CF). CF is the most common life-shortening Mendelian disorder found in children and in young adults of Caucasian descent. It is concluded that antenatal screening for CF is highly effective and justified, but that the case for neonatal screening has not been made.

Keywords: neonatal screening; antenatal screening; cystic fibrosis; antenatal diagnosis

Chapter.  11132 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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