Cystic Fibrosis Illustrated

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Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestine.  It is one of the most common lung diseases in children, affecting approximately one in every 3,000 newborns.

Read about 17 important facts and statistics about cystic fibrosis. 

In this easy to understand Osmosis.Org video, cystic fibrosis (CF) is explained via animation. The video focuses on three main factors — pathophysiology, symptoms and signs of the condition, and treatment.  It explains how a child needs to inherit the mutated gene from both its mother and father to have CF.

Want to know how to explain cystic fibrosis to children? Find out more here.


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