9 Ways Cystic Fibrosis Affects the Body

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Sweat

In cystic fibrosis patients the transportation of salt through cell membranes is altered which means there is a higher level of salt in the sweat than in non-CF patients. This concentration of salt is screened in newborns with the heel prick test.

Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis is linked to better pubertal growth and adult height.