Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that affects the mucus and sweat glands. This causes problems with the respiratory and digestive systems. Thick mucus forms in the airways, increasing the chance for lung infections. People with cystic fibrosis may not make many pancreatic enzymes, so they cannot absorb nutrients as well from the digestive tract.

Topics in cystic fibrosis and children include:

  • adolescents with cystic fibrosis
  • aspergillus and cystic fibrosis
  • diabetes and cystic fibrosis
  • sweat test

More information

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In the Hospital with Cystic Fibrosis - English

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Sweat Test - English | Spanish

Using Oxygen at Home - English | Spanish

Visit these websites for more information:

Cystic Fibrosis - U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Arizona Chapter - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Cystic Fibrosis Kids -

Living with Cystic Fibrosis - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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