Send the link below via email or IMCopy
Present to your audienceStart remote presentation
- Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
- People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
- This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
- A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
- Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article
Do you really want to delete this prezi?
Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.
Make your likes visible on Facebook?
Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.
Transcript of Cystic Fibrosis
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Who is affected by Cystic Fibrosis?
A hereditary disorder affecting exocrine glands
production of abnormally thick mucus
blockage in the pancreatic ducts, intestines and bronchi
- 12 million americans are carriers of CF gene.
It is a multi-system disease
Cystic Fibrosis is most commonly found in White people with Northern European ancestry
Some carriers are resistant to some bacteria
Patients eat high calorie foods
Albert Einstien was thought to have suffered from Cystic Fibrosis
Statistics about cystic fibrosis?
-Lungs: Infection & breathing issues
-Liver and Gallbladder: bile & gallstones
-Pancreas: loss of digestive enzymes
-Small intestine: Not enough nutrients
-Reproductive tract: infertility
-Most of those affected die between the ages of 20-23
- lifelong hereditary disease
-Average lifespan is around 37 years
- in 90% of cystic fibrosis cases the airways are affected
How Organs are Affected
there is no cure but treatments can reduce complications
antibiotics to treat & prevent lung infections
mucous thinning drugs
oral pancreatic enzymes
Family History- Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited disorder, so it runs in the family
Race- Although it occurs in all races, it most commonly affects people with a Northern European ancestry
1 in 29 Caucasians carry the gene
-New Born Screening
-Lung Function Tests
- Persistent cough with mucus
- Large, greasy bowel movement
- Difficult to gain weight
- Skin tastes like salt
- Lung congestion
Classes of Cystic Fibrosis
Class I - (7%) Shortened CFTR (Cystic Fibrosis Trans membrane Conductance Regulator), which helps transport chloride ions to regulate sodium levels
Class II - (85%) Protein fails to reach membrane
Class III - (< 3%) Channels cannot be regulated properly
Class IV - (< 3%) Reduced chloride conductance
Class V - (< 3%) Reduced due to incorrect splicing of gene
How Respiratory System Is affected
Cough up blood
thick mucous allows Bacteria to grow and Thrive which causes infection