Cystic Fibrosis

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Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis




1) Cystic Fibrosis was discovered in 19382) Dr. Dorthy Anderson provided the first clear discription3) New York Babies hospital

1.) Cystic Fibrosis cannot be prevented whatsoever, but before having children parents can take a genetic test to see the chances of the offspring having CF.2.)The only thing that can help if you have CF is top notch medical care and living life normally.3.) Some tests used to determine if you have CF are: New Born Screening, Carrier Testing, Blood Test, Sweat Test, etc.

1) Salty tasting skin 2) Persistant coughing with phlegm 3) Frequent lung inferctions 4) Wheezing and shortness of breath 5) Poor growth and slow weight gain



1) There is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis2) Main Treatments-Antibiotics for infections of the airways, exercise, chest physical therapy, or, oxygen therapy3) Ways people act when having Cystic Fibrosis:Wheezing, coughing, often going to bathroom, is short in length, and tired most of the time

There are various organizations that help people cope with CF, whether they're a patient or a loved one of a patient, these organizations will be there for them.People that are affected by CF, usually feel angered and scared, but these organizations and some support groups help them through it.Some organizations that help cope are:CFF(cystic fibrosis foundation), Help One Love One organization, Take a Breather Foundation, and Rock CF Foundation, etc.


Punnett Squares

Gender and Race

Girls1) Difficult to reach growth milestones2) Develop infections earlier3) Cannot maintain body weightBoys1) Live 4-5 years longer than females

1) 45% of the population with CF are aged 18 or older.

Living With CF

1) Inherited from mutation on a gene in chromosome 72) Is autosomal recessive3) Is not sex-linked4)Possible genotypes of parents are Cc+cc, Cc+Cc, or cc+cc5) See punnett squares below

Genetics of the Disorder

Caucasian- 1/2,500Hispanic-1/13,500African American- 1/15,100Aisan American or Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander- 1/31,000 / 1/100,000


2) Recently developed therapies are specialized to have enabled people with CF to gain greater control over their disease.



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We learned that many people have CF and we could not tell if a person has it just by looking at them. If we had this disorder we agreed that we would try to fight through it. If the genes were genetically altered it might improve the condition, but not eliminate it.

The average of people who have CF die at the age of 37. The oldest person who lived with CF was 74 years of age.

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