Cystic Fibrosis

By: Cassidy and Jasmin

Whats is this disorder?

Cystic Fibrosis is a life threatening disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs, pancreas, liver, kidney and intestine. When genetic mutation occurs on chromosome 7

What kind of disorder is i?

Cystic Fibrosis is a autosomal recessive

Symptoms

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Which Gender is Most Likely to Get it?

-It is most common in caucasians

-Equal chance for males and females

Treatments

-Antihistamine and decongestants are prescribed to open air passages

-Cough suppressants are avoided because coughing helps loosen mucus

How is One's Life Affected?

-Some need a feeding tube at night

-Wheelchair

-Need to carry around oxygen with them

Real Life Treatment

-In 1938 Dorthy Andersen writes the first comprehensive medical report on cystic fibrosis

-In 2002 a study showed azithromycin improves lung health