Meta-Analysis of Prevalence of CFTR Mutations in Middle East Populations
Canadian Journal of Medicine,
2020, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 1-6
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. In this study, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of middle east CFTR gene mutations in CF patients to find out the most common mutations in this area. Tree mutations are common in all middle-east populations: Del 508, W1282X and N1303K which can have detection rate as high as 60.9 %.
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