Cystic Fibrosis

Jason Bell

Overview

Cystic Fibrosis is a disease That damages Lungs and Digestive System.

Inherited

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease characterized by the buildup of thick, sticky mucus that can damage many of the body's organs.

Research

Found in 1938, by american pathologist, Dr.Dorothy Andersen who provided the first description of the disorder in medical literature.

Symptoms

Symptoms vary and can include cough, repeated lung infections, inability to gain weight, and fatty stools.

Test And Treatment

There is no cure for cystic fibrosis. Treatment has advanced considerably in the past several decades, increasing both the life span and the quality of life for most people affected by cystic Fibrosis. Early diagnosis is important to prevent malnutrition and infection from weakening the young child.
Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Disease