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Cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis
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Cystic fibrosis

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  • 1. Michelle Rhine
    Cystic Fibrosis
    Also known as CF
  • 2. Causes
    • The most common cause is the absence of three base pairs in the DNA
    • 3. This is the most common mutation
  • Transmitted
    • Inherited from parents
    • 4. It is not communicable
  • Who gets CF?
    1 in 29 Caucasian Americans have the CF gene but do not have any symptoms
    To have the symptoms of CF, a person must inherit two defective CF genes- one from each parent
    Most children are diagnosed by age 2
    Most common, deadly, inherited disease of Caucasians in the U.S.
  • 5. Etiology
    No incubation period
    Signs
    Delayed growth
    Weight loss
    Increased coughing
    Chronic lung infections
  • 6. Etiology Continued
    Symptoms
    Nausea
    Nasal congestion
    Sinus pain or pressure
    Stomach pain
    Fatigue
    Loss of appetite
    Fever
    Increased sweat production
  • 7. Diagnosis
    Blood test to look for variation in the gene known to cause CF
    Immunoreactivetrypsinogen (IRT) test screens newborns and a high level of IRT suggests possible CF
    Sweat Chloride Test is the standard test for CF. A high salt level in the person’s sweat is a sign of the disease
  • 8. Pathophysiology
    Chronic disease
    Pulmonary, gastrointestinal, heart, and reproductive problems are all common
    Pulmonary
    Chronic infections of the lung
    emphytsema
    progressive respiratory insufficiency
    Heart
    Pulmonary Heart Disease
    Overproduction of red blood cells
    Gastrointestinal
    pancreatic insufficiency
    intestinal obstruction
    cirrhosis of the liver
    Reproductive
    98% infertility in males
  • 9. Prognosis and Treatment
    There is no cure or a way to prevent Cystic Fibrosis
    The average life span is approximately 35 years
    Death is usually caused by lung complications
    Treatment includes
    Antibiotics
    Inhaler medicines
    Oxygen therapy
    Diet high in protein and calories
    Pancreatic enzymes
    Vitamin supplements

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