Cystic Fibrosis

Mallory Lantz

Description


  • Birth Defect
  • Chronic Disease that is inherited.
  • Affects lungs and digestive system.
  • 30,000 children and adults every year in the U.S. are diagnosed with this.
  • Defective gene and proteins produced cause a thick mucus.
  • Clogs the lungs.
  • Causes problems breathing.
  • Obstructs the pancreas.
  • Stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
  • Structural


Works Cited

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 2013. http://www.cff.org/AboutCF/?gclid=CO6yjfihz7YCFQrqnAodf3YALw April 16th, 2013.


American Lung Association. ALA 2013. http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/cystic-fibrosis/symptoms-diagnosis-and.html April 16th, 2013