Cystic Fibrosis

By Russell snow

What is Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes loung infections and limits the ability to breathe, its very life threatening.

About Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is a single line mutation. Discovered by Dorothy Andersen in 1938. Some of the symptoms are very salty skin, persistent coughing at times with phlegm, frequent lung infections including pneumonia or bronchitis, wheezing or shortness of breathe, poor growth or weight gain in spite of a good appetite, frequent greasy or bulky stools of difficulty with bowel movements, and last male infertility.

More about Cystic Fibrosis

- 25% chance to have it

- 50% to be a carrier of it

- Its a recessive trait

- Its contained in the human chromosome 7

- The age ranges are very wide for having Cystic Fibrosis

- Their is a non-genetic risk which is a very high risk

- Diagnostic includes a newborn screening, sweet chloride test, a genetic or carrier test, and a clinical evaluation

- Their is no way to prevent this disease

- Their is testing and medicine for this disease

- Some supporters of this disease are Adult Cystic Fibrosis Association, Boomer Esiason Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Cystic-L, Genetics Home Reference, National Heart lung and blood institute Patient Recruitment, and Medline Plus CF video

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