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|Cystic Fibrosis (CF)|
|(sis-tik fi-bro-sis) is a hereditary condition causing dysfunction to the glands that produce body fluids like mucous, and several body systems can be affected. If the sweat glands are affected, excessive sweating is present and dehydration and shock can result. CF also commonly affects the digestive tract. The excessive mucous in the tract doesn`t allow the breakdown of foods leading to poorly digested and absorbed nutrients. Thus children with this type of CF can have difficulty gaining weight and can become malnourished. When the lungs are involved, thick mucous can fill the lungs causing coughing and risk of infections. Pneumonia is a common symptom. Medical interventions are available to treat CF, but it is seldom cured.|
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