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Posted By : Maggie54 - 9/23/2011 7:05 PM
My doctor has just contacted me to have further tests done on our baby . There is no known history of cystic fibrosis in our family and I thought this was genetic. Can someone help with this question?
Thank you

Posted By : Gemsi - 9/29/2011 3:06 AM
Hi Maggie,

Both me and my brother have CF but there is no known history, noone else in our entire family (and we have a big family on both sides) has it. It was just a chance that both my mum and my dad carried the CF gene and that passed on to both of us (so much for the one in four chance if both parents are carriers!)

My mum tells me that on her side of family going back to great grandparents and further, there were a couple of unexplained young deaths. It would be interesting if we could find out the cause of them, as if they were lung or bowel related, that would fit in with CF. If not, it's just one of those chance things that my parents got together and had 2 cf babies. 

Hope the testing goes ok, has your baby had the guthri heel prick test at birth?
Good luck
Hey, I'm Gem with CF, age 25 and diagnosed at 2 years old. I'm from the UK and say weird things sometimes. I'm no expert but I've lived through a lot of CF stuff.
Diagnosed with: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, ABPA, Clinical Depression, Mild Liver Cirrohsis, Mild Osteopenia, Erythema Nodosum. Waiting for final diagnosis on Muscular Dystrophy type thing.

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