Cystic Fibrosis - Diseases and Conditions Identified in Children

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited, genetic condition that can affect how well the lungs, digestive system and other parts of the body work. In cystic fibrosis, mucus made by the body is thick, sticky and builds up in some organs in the body, which can lead to various health problems. Symptoms of this condition can vary from person to person. Early detection and prompt and ongoing management can provide individuals living with this chronic condition the opportunity to live healthier lives. Support is available for families of children and youth with cystic fibrosis.

Condition-specific information and resources are available in English and Spanish on the Baby's First Test website:

Cystic Fibrosis

Family Stories: newborn screening family stories on the Minnesota Department of Health website, including stories about cystic fibrosis.