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Antenatal and Neonatal Screening$
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Nicholas Wald and Ian Leck

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780192628268

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.001.0001

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Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis

(p.325) 13 Cystic fibrosis
Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

David J. H. Brock

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes screening and diagnosis for cystic fibrosis (CF). CF is the most common life-shortening Mendelian disorder found in children and in young adults of Caucasian descent. It is concluded that antenatal screening for CF is highly effective and justified, but that the case for neonatal screening has not been made.

Keywords:   neonatal screening, antenatal screening, cystic fibrosis, antenatal diagnosis

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