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Cystic Fibrosis

Etiology, Diagnosis & Treatments

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Cystic Fibrosis
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Cystic Fibrosis (also known as CF, mucovoidosis, or mucoviscidosis) is a hereditary disease affecting the exocrine (mucus) glands of the lungs, liver, pancreas, and intestines, causing progressive disability due to multisystem failure. Abnormally thick mucus results in frequent lung infections. Diminished secretion of pancreatic enzymes is the main cause of poor growth, greasy stools, and deficiency in fat-soluble vitamins. Males can be infertile due to the condition congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens. Often, symptoms of CF appear in infancy and childhood. Meconium ileus is a typical finding in new-born babies with CF.Individuals with CF can be diagnosed prior to birth by genetic testing. New-born screening tests are increasingly common and effective(although false positives may occur, and children need to be brought in for a sweat test to distinguish disease vs carrier status). The diagnosis of CF may be confirmed if high levels of salt are found during a sweat test, although some false positives may occur.There is no known cure for CF. This book presents important research in the field.
Release date Australia
March 24th, 2010
Contributor
Edited by Paul N. Leatte
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
tables & charts
Imprint
Nova Science Publishers Inc
Pages
275
Dimensions
260x180x23
ISBN-13
9781607418337
Product ID
3821782

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