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All about cystic fibrosis in your child

All about cystic fibrosis in your child

There is no cure for Cystic fibrosis.Did you know about one in 2 000 white babies, one in 12 000 babies of mixed ancestry, and one in 32 000 black babies in South Africa are born with cystic fibrosis?It’s estimated there are approximately 700 people with cystic fibrosis in South Africa,” says Dr Marco Zampoli, paediatric pulmonologist and head of the CF Clinic at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.According to the South African Cystic Fibrosis Association (SACFA), there is currently no accurate information on cystic fibrosis patients in South Africa.

How is cystic fibrosis diagnosed?Signs and symptoms of cystic fibrosis According to SACFA, CF affects a number of organs in the body, primarily the lungs and pancreas, by clogging them with thick and sticky mucus.

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