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Monique Snow Kelly Kreitzer. CYSTIC FIBROSIS. characteristics. Common symptoms of CF are frequent lung infections, failure to digest food, failure to gain weight, and frequent colds.

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characteristics
characteristics
  • Common symptoms of CF are frequent lung infections, failure to digest food, failure to gain weight, and frequent colds.
  • Lung infections: Thick mucus blocks the patients air passageways resulting in coughing, lung infections, and wheezing.
  • Failure to digest food: Plugs of mucus may prevent the pancreas from obtaining digestive enzymes.
diagnosis
DIAGNOSIS
  • Doctors can diagnosis a patient with CF by conducting a sweat test.
  • A sweat test is when a doctor applies a medicine, used to make people sweat, to their skin.
  • Patients who have CF have a higher sodium chloride concentrate in their perspiration.
causes
CAUSES
  • A person who inherits a pair of abnormal CFTR genes, chromosome 7, can’t absorb chloride into their cells and will have CF.
preventions
preventions
  • There are no ways to prevent CF.
  • Although, people can get tested to see if they are carriers of it before they conceive.
cures
CURES
  • There are no cures for CF yet.
  • But doctors can prescribe antibiotics to fight the lung infections.
  • And digestion can be improved by special diet.
treatments
TREATMENTS
  • Gentle pounding on the chest loosens mucus buildup in the air passageways.
citations
CITATIONS

"Cystic fibrosis." ClassicLayout. World Book, 28 Oct. 2010.

MedlinePlus. “Cystic Fibrosis.” U.S. National Library of Medicine. Bethesda: Dept of Health, 2010. Web. 28 Oct. 2010. <www. Nim.nih.gov>.

Izenburg, N., (2000), Human Diseases and Conditions, Volume 1, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, New York.

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