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Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms and Complications

Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms and Complications

Cystic fibrosis or CF is a genetic disease caused by one defective gene. This defective gene causes the body to overproduce mucus to the point where a person with CF can choke on his or her own mucus. It is mostly diagnosed in teenagers and children, including newborns. Although there is no vaccine or cure [...]

November 12, 2012 More
What You Need to Know about Cystic Fibrosis

What You Need to Know about Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a potentially deadly genetic disease. In America, 1 in every 4,000 babies is born with cystic fibrosis. The mucus membranes go into overdrive, producing a constant flow of thick mucus that can block up the lungs and interferes with the pancreas. The mucus cannot be coughed up and often becomes infected. [...]

November 12, 2012 More