Tamizaje neonatal para fibrosis quística en una muestra de la ciudad de Bogotá
Amado González, Paula
Cystic Fibrosis is the most common autosomic recessive disease in caucasic population. The incidence in Colombia is still unknown, but previous studies at Universidad del Rosario have shown that it is relatively high . Objective: To establish the incidence of the disease on a newborn population from Bogota. Methods: 8.297 cordblood samples were analyzed. Three neonatal screening test protocols were compared: IRT/IRT, IRT/DNA and IRT/DNA/IRT. Results: The present study showed an incidence of 1 in 8.297 for Cystic Fibrosis in the population. Conclusions: Given the relatively high incidence observed in Bogota, Cystic Fibrosis Neonatal screening is advisable for the colombian population.