Cystic fibrosis is one of the most lethal disease which is
inherited
.
This disease is an autosomal
recessive disorder and most of the people who have these genes are asymptomatic.
Cystic fibrosis
is a disorder that causes damage to the lungs and one’s digestive system.
It affects the cell that
produces mucus, sweat and the digestive juices making their secretion to become thick and sticky
which is not a normal condition.
Cystic fi
brosis
involves multiple organ system and results in a
chronic respiratory infections and also complications in the patients who leave it untreated. The
pulmonary infection occurs in most of the patients who survive the neonatal period. The lung
disease is
the end stage and is the cause o
f death in most of the patients
(
Hodson & Geddes, 1995).
Family history and GI track manifestation are one of the basis of diagnosis of cystic fibrosis.
Cystic
fibrosis screening in newborn children
is offered in many clinical facilities in the United
States
.
It
is recommended that the patients are cared for specialists, tre
ated and followed up due to the
complex and multisystemic involvement of this disease.
Although these patients require daily car
e
they are always able to attend work and scho
ol and also live a quality life (
Langwith, 2009).
There
have been notable improvements in the treatment and screening which means that most of the
patients live into their 20s and some are also living into the
ir 40s and 50s.