Carrier testing in children for cystic fibrosis

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6978.530c (Published 25 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:530
  1. Ian Balfour-Lynn,
  2. Su Madge,
  3. Robert Dinwiddie
  1. Clinical research fellow Clinical nurse specialist Consultant paediatrician Respiratory Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London WC1N 3JH

    EDITOR,—Your recent article debating screening for carriers of cystic fibrosis raises important issues.1 One aspect, however, that has received relatively little attention is whether it is justified to test for carrier status in siblings of patients with cystic fibrosis during childhood. A recent report from the Clinical Genetics Society (UK) was not in favour of testing children for recessive disorders …

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