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Cystic fibrosis corey

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Cystic fibrosis corey

  1. 1. CYSTIC FIBROSIS
  2. 2. CYSTIC FIBROSIS By Corey Gibson
  3. 3. What is Cystic Fibrosis
  4. 4. What is Cystic Fibrosisa disease passed down through family that causesthick sticky mucus to build up in places like thedigestive system and the lungs.
  5. 5. What causes it
  6. 6. What causes itCaused by defective gene that producesabnormally thick mucus.Causes lung infection and some cases lifethreatening.
  7. 7. When diagnosed/Symptoms
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Are There Tests
  10. 10. Are There TestsYESYou can have it checked in many many ways.Chest x-rayLung function testThere are many more.
  11. 11. Did You Know??
  12. 12. Did You Know??70,000 people are diagnoses per year....
  13. 13. How Bad is This Disease
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. Works Cited
  18. 18. 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>.
  19. 19. THE END!!!!!!

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