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How common is cystic fibrosis?

Millions of people are healthy carriers of the mutated CFTR gene, but only about 70,000 people worldwide have cystic fibrosis. It is most common in people of northern European descent.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Bronchitis

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