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Cystic fibrosis


Cystic Fibrosis Mechanism and Treatment | HHMI BioInteractive Video


How Cystic Fibrosis Affects the Lungs


What is cystic fibrosis, exactly?


Pediatric Playbook - Cystic Fibrosis


A Parent's Journey: Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine. Long-term issues include difficulty breathing and coughing up mucus as a result of frequent lung infections. Other signs and symptoms may include sinus infections, poor growth, fatty stool, clubbing of the fingers and toes, and infertility in most males. Different people may have different degrees of symptoms.
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