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Cystic Fibrosis

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Vache Kudbalyan

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CYSTIC FIBROSIS
bY: vache & Orlando
Due date: Wednesday, Oct 4th, 2017
What is cystic fibrosis?
-Inherited genetic disease
-Thick sticky mucus that can damage many of the body's organs
origin of the name
-mutation or a defect in the cftr gene
Cftr=Cystic Fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator
Cystic fibrosis is short for
Alternative names:
-Pancreas Fibrocystic Disease
-Fibrocystic Disease of the Pancreas.
-Mucoviscidosis
Discovery
-Published on 1938
-By Doctor dorothy hansine anderson
Symptoms
-Salty tasting skin
-persistent coughing
-shortness of breath
-wheezing
-poor growth
-gain weight in spite of normal eating
-Frequent lung infections
-Difficulty with bowl movements
Characteristics
Diagnoses
Blood Test
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Genetic Test
Sweat test
More susceptible groups of people
-Parents are both cf carriers
-Caucasians of northern european decent
-less common in african americans
-Less common in Asian americans
Treatments
-Antibiotics to prevent lung infection
-Oral pancreatic enzymes to help your digestive tract absorb nutrients
-bronchodilators that can help keep your airways open
-Mucus-thinning drugs to help you cough up the mucus
Average Life Span
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The average life span is 37 years
However........................
Are there any preventions
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Sadly there are no preventions
however...............
Interesting facts
-CF and Tay Sachs are tied as the most fatal Jewish genetic diseases
-people with Cf have super salty skin. ..
-The nickname for CF is 65 roses.
-Cystic fibrosis is the number one most common genetic disorder in canada
Health Problems
-sinus problems
-salty sweat
-enlarged heart
-trouble digesting food
-gallstones
-trouble breathing
-abnormal pancreas function
-Fatty BM's
-frequent lung infections
Thank You
For listening
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