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  • CYSTIC FIBROSIS
  • CYSTIC FIBROSIS By Corey Gibson
  • What is Cystic Fibrosis
  • What is Cystic Fibrosisa disease passed down through family that causesthick sticky mucus to build up in places like thedigestive system and the lungs.
  • What causes it
  • What causes itCaused by defective gene that producesabnormally thick mucus.Causes lung infection and some cases lifethreatening.
  • When diagnosed/Symptoms
  • When diagnosed/SymptomsMost are diagnosed at 2 but few make it to 10before its caught.Symptoms are delayed growth, failure to gainweight during childhood, salty tasting skin, andweight loss.
  • Are There Tests
  • Are There TestsYESYou can have it checked in many many ways.Chest x-rayLung function testThere are many more.
  • Did You Know??
  • Did You Know??70,000 people are diagnoses per year....
  • How Bad is This Disease
  • How Bad is This DiseaseIn the 50’s kids with Cf didn’t live to seeelementary school. Now people with Cf live to seetheir 30’s and 40’s.
  • Since 1955 the CFF (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)have worked to find a cure. They have “Been thedriving force to find a cure” (CFF, 2010)They are as of now still trying to find a cure.However with the help of the researchers anddonors they think they are close.
  • Help for a CureSince 1955 the CFF (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)have worked to find a cure. They have “Been thedriving force to find a cure” (CFF, 2010)They are as of now still trying to find a cure.However with the help of the researchers anddonors they think they are close.
  • Works Cited
  • Works CitedBoard, A.D.A.M. Editorial. "Causes, Incidence, and Risk Factors." Cystic Fibrosis. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 18 Nov. 0000.Web. 27 Mar. 2012. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001167/>."About CF: Causes, Signs & Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis | CF Foundation." Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Web. 27 Mar. 2012. <http://www.cff.org/AboutCF/>.Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Definition." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 02 Mar. 2010. Web. 27 Mar.2012. <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cystic-fibrosis/DS00287>.
  • THE END!!!!!!