Peer Reviewed Journals On Cystic Fibrosis | Open Access Journals

Journal of Lung Diseases & Treatment

ISSN: 2472-1018

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Peer Reviewed Journals On Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition that primarily affects the lungs, but also the pancreas , liver , kidneys and intestines. Long-term complications include trouble breathing and coughing up mucus due to regular lung infections. Certain signs and symptoms can include sinus infections, slow development, fat stools, palpitations of fingers and toes, and infertility in most males. CF is inherited in an autosomal recessive way. It is caused by the presence of mutations in both copies of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein gene. Those with a single working copy are carriers, and otherwise they are generally safe. CFTR is involved in the processing of sweat, gastrointestinal fluids and mucus. If the CFTR is not operating, the secretions that are normally thin instead of thicken. The disease is treated with a sweat test and genetic testing. Screening of children at birth takes place in certain parts of the world.

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