Cystic Fibrosis

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Cystic Fibrosis

  1. 1. Cystic FibrosisGENETIC DISEASES
  2. 2. CAUSE Cystic Fibrosis is a common genetic disease The disease is caused by a recessive allele in Chromosome 7 It is most common in people who can trace their ancestors back to Northern Europe
  3. 3. WHAT IS IT? Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes digestive problems, and abnormal, thick, sticky mucus that builds up in breathing passages, lungs, and the pancreas.
  4. 4. THE GENETICS OF THE DISEASE Millions of Americans carry the defective CF gene with out showing the symptoms A person with CF must carry two of the defective genes to show symptoms Suspected 1 of 29 American Caucasians carry the CF gene Most common, deadly, inherited disorder for Caucasian Americans today
  5. 5. •Cystic Fibrosis isvery dangerous.•The mucus thatbuilds up causeslife-threateninglung infections; itmay affect sweatglands and aman’sreproductivesystemHEALTH ISSUES
  6. 6. SYMPTOMS Delayed Growth  Fever No bowel  Shortness of breath movement in first 48  Infertility in men hours of life  Loss of Appetite Nausea  Sinus Pain Coughing  Repeated Recurrent inflammation of the pneumonia Pancreas
  7. 7. TREATMENT It is extremely important to diagnose Cystic Fibrosis at an early stage Treatment of the lungs includes; inhaled medicine, lung transplants, antibiotics, and oxygen therapy Treatment for bowels includes; a special diet high in protein and calories, pancreas enzymes, You also want to avoid; smoke, dust, dirt, etc… You must clear your airways of mucus at least 4 times a day Drink plenty of fluids and exercise
  8. 8. SOURCES http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhe alth/PMH0001167/ Prentice Hall Biology Text Book: Miller, Levine

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