If a person inherits the changed gene from only one parent, he or she will not get cystic fibrosis but will be a carrier of the disease. Carriers may pass the gene defect on to their children.
If you are planning a pregnancy and you are white, talk to your doctor about having a genetic test to find out your chances of having a child with cystic fibrosis. The disease is much more common in non-Hispanic white people than in people of other races and ethnic backgrounds.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
September 09, 2014
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