ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

The Incidence of Cystic Fibrosis in Central Anatolia Region of Turkey in 2015 and 2016
Melih Hangül1, Sevgi Pekcan2, Mehmet Köse1, Deniz Acıcan3, Tuğba Esra Şahlar4, Murat Erdoğan5, Mustafa Kendirci6, Deniz Güney7, Hasan Öznavruz4, Osman Demir7, Ömür Ercan2, Fatma Göçlü7
1Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Pulmonology Unit, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey
3Department of Child and Adolescent, Public Health General Directorate, Ankara, Turkey
4Konya Provincial Public Health Directorate, Konya, Turkey
5Clinic of Genetics, Kayseri City Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey
6Departman of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Nutrition and Metabolism, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
7Kayseri Provincial Public Health Directorate, Kayseri, Turkey
DOI : 10.4274/balkanmedj.2018.1332

Background: Cystic fibrosis is the most prevalent metabolic chronic disease in Caucasian children in the Europe. Cystic fibrosis has seen approximately 1 in 3000 births in northern European countries. Birth prevalence varies worldwide. 
Aim: The aim of this study to determine the incidence of cystic fibrosis in Central Anatolia Region of Turkey by using the new born screening program data
Study Design: Cross-sectional study. 
Methods: We used the records of the new born screening program which is implemented by Konya and Kayseri Provincial Health Directorates
Results: There were total 119006 live births in Konya and Kayseri, between January 2015 and December 2016. New born screening test was applied to all these babies. In this two years period, there were 22 live born babies diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in Konya with an incidence of 2,9 per 10 000 live births and 13 live born babies diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in Kayseri with an incidence of 2,8 per 10 000 live births.
Conclusion: We found the incidence of cystic fibrosis 2.9 per 10 000 live births in Central Anatolia which is similar to Northern European Countries.

Keywords : Cystic fibrosis, incidence, Middle Anatolia, Turkey, newborn screening
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