Case Study

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Case Study

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A 2-week-old has an abnormality on her universal newborn screening lab test that indicates she may have cystic fibrosis. She is currently doing well. Her parents report that in the hospital she did not pass her first bowel movement until the 3rdday of life and that the staff was concerned about that. Her parents have noted that she “tastes salty” when they kiss her.


Appears healthy with good growth.


Sweat chloride and genetic testing for cystic fibrosis ordered.

Assessment: Cystic fibrosis


Answer the following questions based on the scenario and article above and save your responses in a Microsoft Word document. Provide a scholarly resource in APA format to support your answers.

1. Define genotype.

2. Define phenotype.

3. What gene mutation is associated with cystic fibrosis? How does this affect mucus production?

4. How is cystic fibrosis inherited?

5. Describe 3 problems that a patient with cystic fibrosis may have-choose 1 problem from 3 different body systems.