By: Kyleigh James, Biology 125, B2
What are other names for Cystic Fibrosis?
- Cystic Fibrosis of the Pancreas
-Fibrocystic disease of the Pancreas
-Mucoviscidosis of the Pancreas
-Pancreas Fibrocystic disease
-Pancreatic cystic fibrosis
What chromosome does it affect ?
What causes Cystic Fibrosis?
Are there prenatal tests for this disorder?
What are the symptoms?
Burning in the chest
Chronic cough containing phlegm or blood
Extreme weight loss or gain
What population is affected?
Can anyone be a candidate for the disorder?
How is it inherited? (Is it sex-linked, recessive, and/or dominant?)
What kind of medical assistance will the affected child need?
Will further assistance be needed, as the child grows older?
What is the long-term outlook for the child?
Are there any treatments or cures?
Could this disorder have been prevented?
Can this individual have children in the future?
Will those children be affected?
Is there a cure/new treatment coming soon?
Klaydeco and Vertex are a combination therapy of Lumacaftor and Ivacaftor. These treatments were put into "action" on July 5th, 2015 which would mean it is the newest treatment for Cystic Fibrosis there has been released.