Declining prevalence of cystic fibrosis since the introduction of newborn screening.

@article{Massie2010DecliningPO,
  title={Declining prevalence of cystic fibrosis since the introduction of newborn screening.},
  author={John Massie and Lisette Curnow and Lydia Gaffney and John Carlin and Ivan Francis},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2010},
  volume={95 7},
  pages={531-3}
}
OBJECTIVES Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis (CF) facilitates early diagnosis and genetic counselling for parents of affected infants. Many parents elect to use prenatal testing for subsequent pregnancies, and this may affect the prevalence of CF. The aim of this study was to assess the evidence for changes in the live-birth prevalence of CF since the introduction of newborn screening for CF. METHODS The authors reviewed the records of the Victorian newborn screening programme and the… CONTINUE READING