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Cystic Fibrosis Cole Vincent. Symptoms Digestive Symptoms – intestinal blockage, poor weight gain and height growth Respiratory Symptoms – coughing, wheezing,

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1 Cystic Fibrosis Cole Vincent

2 Symptoms Digestive Symptoms – intestinal blockage, poor weight gain and height growth Respiratory Symptoms – coughing, wheezing, repeated lung infections, and repeated sinus infections.

3 Treatments/Cures There is no exact treatment for Cystic Fibrosis, each patients treatment may vary between different airway clearance techniques to loosen and get rid of mucus from the lungs.

4 Inheritance Pattern Cystic Fibrosis is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. Both copies of the gene in each cell have mutations

5 Type of Mutation It is on the 7 th chromosome

6 Life Limitations Cystic fibrosis does not limit your life in any way or impair you from doing certain things. –About 2,500 babies are born with cystic fibrosis in the U.S. each year. –More than 10 million Americans carry the cystic fibrosis gene but don't know it.

7 Incidence Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease which means that one can only get it if his or her parents both are carriers.

8 Bibliography e/posters/chromosome/cftr.shtmlwww.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genom e/posters/chromosome/cftr.shtml whataregd/cf/http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/disorders/ whataregd/cf/ 60.php Google Images


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