First report of CFTR mutations in black cystic fibrosis patients of southern African origin.


Cystic fibrosis (CF) is thought to be rare in the black populations of Africa who have minimal white admixture. Only a few cases have been reported but have not been studied at the molecular level. We report the detection of CFTR mutations in three southern African black patients. One was homozygous for the 3120 + 1G-->A mutation, while the other two were… (More)

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