A young boy is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. What effect will this have on his respiratory system?

1 Answer
Feb 16, 2016

He will have numerous problems with breathing but his lungs aren't the only organs affected.


Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
-a genetic lung disease that causes life-threatening lung infections and limited ability to breathe.
- people suffering from Cystic Fibrosis have a defective gene which causes a thick mucus buildup in his/her lungs, pancreas, and etc.
- the mucus buildup in the lungs blocks the airway and traps bacteria causing lung damage
-survival age at most is 40

Effects of CF
-lung damage
-respiratory failure
-lung infections
-liver disease
-infertility for men

1. https://www.cff.org/What-is-CF/About-Cystic-Fibrosis/