Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, the digestive system and other organs in the body.

Cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive enzymes. Bodily secretions that are usually fluid and not viscous become more viscous. Instead of acting as a lubricant, the viscous secretions form layers, especially in the lung and pancreas.

Patients with cystic fibrosis have a much higher level of salt in their sweat than normal.

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Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 27.01.2022, 17:53
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