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  • Years The Causes Of Cystic Fibrosis
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    Jewel Carline 5-10-99 Cystic Fibrosis Shelby Parker sits in the lotus position in the middle of a hospital bed, her slender arms resting on the pillow in her lap. Cystic fibrosis is catching up with her. At 23 years old Shelby stands at five foot two inches and weighs seventy pounds. She seems impossibly thin, her limbs are so frail it's a wonder she can lift a glass of water. Just a year ago, Shelby was a full time college student, but now she spends day and night connected to an oxygen tank. A...
  • Gene Defects In Cystic Fibrosis
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    Cystic Fibrosis is a severe hereditary disease that infects the lungs, digestive system, sweat glands and male fertility. The name Cystic Fibrosis derives from the Fibrous scar tissue that develops in the pancreas. First recognized in 1938, cystic fibrosis is generalized as an recessive disorder of the exocrine glands. About one in every 2500 Caucasians is affected, and one in 25 is a carrier of the cystic fibrosis gene. Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal hereditary disorder of Caucasians ...
  • Cystic Fibrosis Mutations
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    Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis is the most common lethal inherited disease, affecting about 30,000 patients worldwide. In the past decade, strides in patient management and the development of new pharmacological agents, coupled with scientific and technologie advances, have increased the mean life expectancy of CF patients to approximately 30 years of age (approximately 50% of CF patients live to the age of 30). As early as 30 years ago, the median survival age was 8 years. Chronic lung infecti...
  • Sweat Gland Of A Cystic Fibrosis Patient
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    Cystic fibrosis is the most common autosomal recessive genetic disease of white Indo-Europeans (Caucasians). Three main systems are usually affected by cystic fibrosis. These include the lungs and respiratory tract, the digestive tract (especially the pancreas and intestines) and the sweat glands. The lungs will normally have a thick mucus line them in cases of cystic fibrosis which requires physiotherapy to dislodge the mucus and create sputum. The digestive enzymes that would come from the pan...
  • Thick Mucus In The Lungs
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    Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes the body's lungs to generate a different type of mucus than a non-infected body would. The contaminated lungs will produce mucus that is thick and adhesive which clogs the lungs and leads to an unpleasant and abhorrent lung infection. CF also interferes with the pancreas, disallowing the digestive enzymes from breaking down and absorbing food in the intestine. This can result in low nutrition, feeble growth, excessive sweat product...
  • Research Into The Cause Of Cystic Fibrosis
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    For a child with cystic fibrosis life is mostly a series of infections doctors visits and medications. Cystic fibrosis causes a build up of mucus in th lungs making breathing difficult. The thick mucus coats the hairlike projections lining air passage weakening the body's immune system. Excess mucus interfere with the functioning of other too. In the liver and pancreas mucus blocks the flow of the digestive enzymes in the intestine so food is not digested properly. Worn down by the repeated bout...
  • Parents Of A Child With Cystic Fibrosis
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    Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis is an recessive trait on chromosome 7. This disorder affects chloride transport resulting in abnormal mucus production. This lifelong illness usually gets more severe with age and can affect both males and females. Symptoms and severity differ from person to person. Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal inherited disease among whites and the majorca use of chronic lung disease in children. 50% of people are expected to live to be 30, but a majority die before a...
  • Cystic Fibrosis Gene Defect
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    Cystic Fibrosis is the most common genetic disorder in the Caucasians population. It is a fatal inherited disorder of the lungs and digestive system. People that have a genetic disorder are born with it. The genetic defect causes a chemical error in all the cells in their bodies. In the children and adults with cystic fibrosis, a mistake in the single gene disables a type of protein that functions as an ion channel. This molecule regulates the balance of salt in a special type of cell that lines...
  • Cystic Fibrosis Patients
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    The most common lethal genetic disease in the United States is cystic fibrosis, which strikes one out of every 2500 Caucasians. About 1 out of 20 Caucasian people (1), carries at least one of the fatal defective genes that cause cystic fibrosis, CF, or mucoviscidosis (in Europe) although carriers don't show any signs of the disease (inherited as recessive disease). Therefore, 10 million people in the United States alone carry the defective gene and are not aware of it because the dominant gene m...

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