Results for: Cystic-fibrosis

What symptoms does cystic fibrosis?

CF is often accompanied by the following symptoms...Thick, viscous mucus secretions in the lungs Repeated infections: The accumulation of sticky, thick mucus in the lungs crea (MORE)

How is the cystic fibrosis diagnosed?

A medical physician can run a test known as the chloride sweat test that can be used to help diagnose cystic fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is a systemic disease that primarily a (MORE)

What is cystic fibrosis and how do you get it?

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder in which certain proteins in the lungs are not functioning properly - you get it from inheriting the genes for the disease from your pare (MORE)

What is the genotype of a parent with cystic fibrosis?

Let's call the gene "C." Capital C means no cystic fibrosis; lower c means cystic fibrosis, since it is a recessive gene. CC is a person who does not have cystic fibrosis and (MORE)

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What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder which affects the lungs and pancreas. It causes the lungs to get clogged with mucus, which in turn makes the lungs a breeding ground for (MORE)

Why is cystic fibrosis still around?

I believe that it is beneficial to be heterozygous for the condition, since a slight mutation of the CFTR protein still occurs, provinding resistance to diseases such as typho (MORE)

How do you contract Cystic Fibrosis?

For a baby to be born with Cystic Fibrosis, both parents must be carriers of the faulty CF gene. Where both parents carry the faulty gene, each child has a one in four chance (MORE)

Can you catch cystic fibrosis?

You cannot catch Cystic Fibrosis. It is a genetic Disease, meaning  that you are born with it.
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