Cystic fibrosis is a life-shortening, inherited disease that affects many organs including the lungs. It causes the body to produce thick mucus, which affects the lungs and digestive and reproductive systems in particular. One in 25 people carries a faulty cystic fibrosis gene. For someone to be born with cystic fibrosis, both parents must carry a faulty gene. There are specific treatments used for rare gene variants, but treatment for the lung manifestations otherwise consists of physiotherapy and antibiotics.
|Publication status||Published - 2016|