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Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease of the mucus and sweat glands. It affects mostly your lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, sinuses, and sex organs. CF causes your mucus to be thick and sticky. The mucus clogs the lungs, causing breathing problems and making it easy for bacteria to grow. This can lead to repeated lung infections and lung damage.

The symptoms and severity of CF can vary. Some people have serious problems from birth. Others have a milder version of the disease that doesn't show up until they are teens or young adults. Sometimes you will have few symptoms, but later you may have more symptoms.

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  1. Cystic Fibrosis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease of the mucus and sweat glands. It affects mostly your lungs, ...
  2. Sweat Test for Cystic Fibrosis What is a sweat test? A sweat test measures the amount of chloride in sweat . Chloride is part of ... that's found in sweat. The test can diagnose cystic fibrosis (CF) because people with CF have higher levels ...
  3. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease characterized by the buildup of thick, sticky mucus that can damage many of the body's organs. The disorder's most common ...
  4. ... following organizations are good resources for information on cystic fibrosis : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- www.cdc.gov/genomics/disease/cystic_fibrosis.htm Cystic Fibrosis Foundation -- www.cff.org Genetic ...
  5. Neonatal cystic fibrosis screening is a blood test that screens newborns for cystic fibrosis (CF). ... Cystic fibrosis is a disease that is usually passed down through families. CF causes thick, sticky mucus to ...
  6. Cystic fibrosis is a disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract, ... Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease that is passed down through families. It is caused by a defective ...
  7. ... test is the standard test used to diagnose cystic fibrosis (CF). ... Sweat testing is the standard method for diagnosing cystic fibrosis. People with cystic fibrosis have higher amounts of ...
  8. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the ... Egan ME, Schechter MS, Voynow JA. Cystic fibrosis. In: Kliegman RM, ... eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics . 21st ed. Philadelphia, PA: ...
  9. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)  
    ... Take the Survey Getting started What is CF? Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, ... in a relentless pursuit of a cure The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the search ...
  10. Learning about Cystic Fibrosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes the body to produce thick, sticky mucus that clogs the ...
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