Cystic Fibrosis - Prevention

Since CF is a genetic disorder, there is no way to prevent the condition. However, couples who wish to have children may want to be tested for the presence of a defective CFTR gene. If that gene is present, it may be passed to any future children, placing those children at risk for cystic fibrosis.

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