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Cystic Fibrosis
Definition: An autosomal recessive genetic disease of the EXOCRINE GLANDS. It is caused by mutations in the gene encoding the CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRANSMEMBRANE CONDUCTANCE REGULATOR expressed in several organs including the LUNG, the PANCREAS, the BILIARY SYSTEM, and the SWEAT GLANDS. Cystic fibrosis is characterized by epithelial secretory dysfunction associated with ductal obstruction resulting in AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION; chronic RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS; PANCREATIC INSUFFICIENCY; maldigestion; salt depletion; and HEAT PROSTRATION.

Synonym(s): Mucoviscidosis / Fibrocystic Disease of Pancreas / Pancreatic Cystic Fibrosis / Pulmonary Cystic Fibrosis / Cystic Fibrosis, Pancreatic / Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary / Fibrosis, Cystic / Pancreas Fibrocystic Disease / Pancreas Fibrocystic Diseases
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Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator  Mice, Inbred CFTR  Sweating 

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What is cystic fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease of the mucus glands that affects many body systems. In particular, this disorder causes progressive damage to the respiratory system and chronic digestive system problems.
Mucus is a slippery substance that lubricates and protects the linings of the airways, digestive system, reproductive system, and other organs and tissues. In people with cystic fibrosis, the body produces mucus that is abnormally thick and sticky. This abnormal mucus can obstruct the airways, leading to severe problems with breathing and bacterial infecti ...

How common is cystic fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis is a common genetic disease in the Caucasian (white) population in the United States. The disease occurs in about 1 in 3,200 Caucasian newborns. Cystic fibrosis is less common in other ethnic groups, affecting 1 in 15,000 African Americans and 1 in 31,000 Asian Americans.


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See also: - Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator - Sweating

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Kalydeco Approval Widened for More Types of Cystic Fibrosis   (05/18/2017, HealthDay)
Cystic Fibrosis Survival Better in Canada Than in U.S.   (03/13/2017, HealthDay)
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          Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities
              Infant, Newborn, Diseases 
              Genetic Diseases, Inborn 
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          Respiratory Tract Diseases
              Lung Diseases 
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          Digestive System Diseases
              Pancreatic Diseases 

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