Cytistic Fibrosis

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Cytistic Fibrosis

Cytistic Fibrosis

What is the disorder?



People With CF

What are problems they face?

Symptoms of having this disease?•very salty-tasting skin;•persistent coughing, at times with phlegm;•frequent lung infections;•wheezing or shortness of breath;•poor growth/weight gain in spite of a good appetite; and•frequent greasy, bulky stools or difficulty in bowel movements

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Caused by a single error in a single gene in the human DNA.•Dominant•Recessive•X-linked

• Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that causes thick, sticky mucus in the lungs, pancreas and others. This mucus blocks the airways, causing lung damage and making it hard to breatheWhat part of the body does this disease affect?it affects the lungs and the digestive system

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Doctors use sweat test. If a person shows symptoms of CF, a doctor will do a sweat test. It measures the concentration of salt in a person’s sweat. A high salt level indicates CF.

People with CF have many lung infections because of the mucus damaging the lungs.


  • 5seahawk 7 years ago

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    I like how you used a lot of pictures and information! ~Jaden G