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Old 03-07-2005, 07:53 AM   #3
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Re: Anyone diagnosed as an adult?

I know of people who have been diagnosed as adults in their mid-30s, I know of teenagers, older children... Some are people who have always had sinus or asthmatic type problems. More recently I met a woman who's grandchild was diagnosed as a toddler.

There are different mutations of genes that cause cf. The most common is the delta f508. DS has two copies of the gene, which occurs in the majority of cf cases. He was born with digestive problems; however, CF is a progressive disease -- it will progress, just happens at different speeds for different people

Some people are diagnosed because another child is diagnosed with the disease, so they run tests on other siblings and find that those children, who are healthy also have CF.