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Understanding Cystic Fibrosis -- Diagnosis and Treatment

How Can I Prevent Cystic Fibrosis?

If both parents are carriers of the cystic fibrosis gene, they may wish to consider their chances of having a child with cystic fibrosis. Genetic testing of the unborn baby for cystic fibrosis can be done in the uterus but requires taking fluid or tissue samples from the womb (amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling). Once a child is born, there are no treatments available that can prevent cystic fibrosis from developing.

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Reviewed by Roy Benaroch, MD on March 08, 2014

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