The face of cystic fibrosis is changing as adults with CF now outnumber children with the disease. As more people with CF reach adulthood and live independently, their needs change. The Adult Guide to Cystic Fibrosis is designed as a reference on many aspects of adult life with CF. Adult Cystic Fibrosis: Introduction. Adult Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis is an inherited condition characterized by the production of thick sticky mucus by the mucus glands in the lungs, intestines, liver and pancreas. The condition is most often diagnosed in children or young adults but occasionally, relatively mild symptoms may lead to frequent misdiagnosis or no diagnosis at all unless Next: Symptoms of Adult Cystic Fibrosis.
Jun 21, 2010 · Mentch is part of the gradual graying of cystic fibrosis: More and more patients in the U.S are surviving into adulthood, some even to middle age and beyond. Beyond the adult-diagnosed Author: LAURAN NEERGAARD. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disorder that causes mucus in the body to become thick and sticky. This glue-like mucus builds up and causes problems in many of the body's organs, especially the lungs, which can lead to infections, and the pancreas, making it difficult to properly digest food.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that affects your lungs and other organs, too. This article explains what you can expect if you have it.Author: Stephanie Booth. Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program OHSU has an accredited Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program that is part of a comprehensive Cystic Fibrosis Care Center that provides high-quality, specialized care for those with CF and their families.
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.Causes: Genetic (autosomal recessive). Cystic fibrosis is classically a pediatric disease. It is an autosomal recessive disease of the long arm of chromosome 7 on the CFTR gene. One in 22 to 25 Caucasians are heterozygotes; this mutation is the most common monogenic mutation among Caucasians. The average age at diagnosis is 2.9 years.Cited by: 2.