CYSTIC FIBROSIS

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  • CYSTIC FIBROSIS
    • DIABETES
      • Damage to pancreatic cells means lack of insulin production - causing diabetes
    • DIGESTION
      • - Pancreatic ducts are blocked with mucus - cannot release digestive enzymes
      • Partially and undigestive food means loss of energy and nutrients in the faeces
    • TREATMENTS
      • Gene Therapy
      • Digestive Enzyme Supplement
      • Physiotherpay
      • Medication
      • Diet
    • REPRODUCTION
      • Mucus develops in the cervix stopping the sperm from reaching the egg
      • Sperm ducts are blocked resulting in less sperm leaving the testes
    • LUNGS
      • Sticky layer of mucus in airways
      • cilia cannot move the mucus effectively
      • high risk of lung infections
      • less efficient gas exchange - cannot deliver enough oxygen
    • CFTR
      • Regulates movement of chloride ions in and out of the cell
      • human chromosome 7
      • deletion of phenylalanine (508th position)

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