, Volume 135, Issue 3, pp 291-292

Familial occurrence of meconium ileus

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A recurrence rate for meconium ileus of 39% was found among C.F. affected siblings in a study of 488 families with at least one C.F. child born over a 24 year period. The recurrence rate was highly significant and indicated a familial trend for the occurrence of meconium ileus. The findings of the study support the existence of genetic heterogeneity in cystic fibrosis.