Clients with Disabilities - Cystic Fibrosis

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Cystic Fibrosis

- Acquired at conception

- Produce abnormally thick, sticky mucus

- Prone to lung infections

- Growth may be stunted

Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis

- Coughing

- Excessive sweating leading to salty skin

- Huge appetite but poor weight gain

- Pale, oily, smelly faeces

Cause of Cystic Fibrosis

- Cystic Fibrosis is caused by inheriting a deffective gene from each parent.

- It's a recessive genetic disorder

- If the child only has one copy of the CF gene then they will be carriers of the disease.

- For a child to be born with CF both parents must carry the defective gene and a normal gene.



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