A Research Study On Cystic Fibrosis

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Brief History
Cystic Fibrosis was first recognized in 1938, as an individual disease or distinct entity, which basically means that the symptoms were not related to any other illness (Davis, 2006), but there was a common passage in the ‘Almanac of Children’s Songs and Games from Switzerland’, the passage read, ‘the child will soon die who’s brow tastes salty when kissed’, which hinted at the saltiness of the skin of infants who died might relate to Cystic Fibrosis. Autopsies were done in 1838 on malnourished infants, these infants acclaimed a diseases of mucus that plugged the glandular ducts, this was termed as “cystic fibrosis of the pancreas” by D.H. Anderson (Davis, 2006). Cystic Fibrosis was described by the following symptoms, malabsorption of fats and proteins, growth failure, steatorrhea, and pulmonary infection (Davis, 2006). Numerous articles began to appear during the early 1900s, these articles were describing newborns who had pancreatic disorders (Shapiro & Heussner, p.17).
Around 1944, scientists discovered that the widespread defect of mucous secretions could have a big explanation for the many symptoms of cystic fibrosis (Shapiro & Heussner, p.17). There was are pattern of recessive inheritance patter that was proposed in 1946 (Todd 2001), by the 1950s many advancements have been made, such as diagnosis and even the development of the sweat test and successful treatments for lung infections by using antibiotics (Shapiro & Heussner, p.17). In the year 1985,
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