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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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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • A person who inherits a pair of abnormal CFTR genes, chromosome 7, can’t absorb chloride into their cells and will have CF.


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

  • 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

  • Gentle pounding on the chest loosens mucus buildup in the air passageways.


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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