Cystic Fibrosis

BY: Erica Frank, Kailee Miller, and Shelby Runkle

Cystic Fibrosis is a frequently fatal genetic inherited disease of the bodies muscular glands.

About 30,000 Americans, 2,000 Canadians, And 20,000 Europeans have CF. About 2,500 babies born in America have or diagnosed with CF.

  • CF affects approximately 30,000 children and young adults in the United States and 70,000 people worldwide.  
  • Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that affects the lungs, digestive system, sweat glands, and male fertility. Its name derives from the fibrous scar tissue that develops in the pancreas, one of the principal organs affected by the disease.
  • Some of the symptoms are salty tasting skin, coughing with phlegm, many lung infections,wheezing and short breathes, bad growth and weight.
  • You can detect CF if.... - Your family has a trace of the disorder - If you have a thick accumulation of mucus - if your sweat contains high levels of salt

  • Citations
  • "Cystic Fibrosis Disease Profile." Cystic Fibrosis Disease Profile. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2013.

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