Analysis Of Cystic Fibrosis ( Cf )

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Introduction: This paper is over cystic fibrosis (CF). This is the most common life threatening condition in the white population. In the United States there are about 30,000 people who are living with CF and there are approximately 1,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Nearly half of the CF population is 18 years or older and with new breakthroughs in treatments people with CF are able to live longer lives, with the median age now being 40 years old. CF was first described in the 1930s as a distinct clinical entity, however as early as 1650 there has been several references to infants and children with meconium ileus and characteristics of pancreatic and lung disease. Over the years there are have been many improvements in treatments, but people with CF are not always compliant with their therapies. Mostly because they tend to time consuming. In this paper we will discuss what CF is, the diagnosis, treatment options, and prognosis. Review of Literature: Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease caused by mutations in a pair of genes on chromosomes 7 that affects the lungs, the digestive system, and even the reproductive system. The mutated genes that are associated with CF are responsible for the production of a protein called cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulators (CFTR). This protein helps control the flow of electrolytes and water in and out of the epithelial cells, including those that line the bronchial airways, the intestines, the pancreas, the liver ducts, the sweat
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