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Genetic Lung Disease

Cystic Fibrosis

What is the genetic transmission form of cystic fibrosis? autosomal recessive
Which group of people are most likely to carry the cystic fibrosis gene? People of northern european ancestry
Which class of glands are involved in cystic fibrosis? Exocrine glands
What is the main functional flaw in cystic fibrosis? Glands cannot release chloride
What is the presentation of cystic fibrosis? thick tenacious sputum, recurrent lung infections (pseudomonas), clubbing, dyspnea, tachypnea, pancreatic insufficiency, restrictive lung disease
What are signs of cystic fibrosis? salty skin, elevated chloride in blood
What are typical outcomes of cystic fibrosis? Pseudomonas pneumonia, pulm. HTN, cor pulmonale, pneumothorax, pulmonary hemorrhage
Created by: suec56