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Cystic Fibrosis

Also called: CF, Mucoviscidosis

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They are not contagious. They are likely in isolation (protective isolation) to keep others from making them ill. A person with cystic fibrosis is...
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About 30,000 people in the United States have cystic fibrosis (CF). Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common inherited diseases among Caucasians...
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CF. Cystic fibrosis of the pancreas. Fibrocystic disease of the pancreas. Mucoviscidosis (MU-ko-vis-i-DO-sis). Mucoviscidosis of the...
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A defect in the CFTR gene causes cystic fibrosis (CF). This gene makes a protein that controls the movement of salt and water in and out of your...
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Doctors diagnose cystic fibrosis (CF) based on the results from various tests. Newborn Screening Most States screen newborns for cystic fibrosis...
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Cystic fibrosis (SIS-tik fi-BRO-sis), or CF, is an inherited disease of your secretory glands, including the glands that make mucus and sweat...
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The symptoms of cystic fibrosis vary from person to person and over time. Sometimes you will have few symptoms. Other times, your symptoms may become...
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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a chronic, progressive condition that affects the body's respiratory and digestive systems. It is due to a gene defect...
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Cystic fibrosis occurs in children who have inherited two abnormal copies of a specific gene, one from each parent. A parent who does not have CF but...
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Cystic fibrosis occurs when a child inherits a changed (mutated) cystic fibrosis transmembrane gene from both parents. The gene codes for a protein...
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Handling the challenges of caring for a child who has cystic fibrosis can be difficult. It is normal to feel overwhelmed by how hard it is and how...
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Medicines for cystic fibrosis help keep the lungs as healthy as possible, reduce and control mucus in the lungs, and replace digestive enzymes...
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Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that cannot be prevented. But people who have cystic fibrosis can help prevent more serious health problems...
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Surgery may be needed to treat complications of cystic fibrosis. Procedures may include: Chest tube drainage and possible thoracoscopy, to treat a...
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Symptoms of cystic fibrosis are usually caused by the production of thick, sticky mucus. Symptoms vary from person to person and are not always...
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