Cystic Fibrosis - Probing Deep
Cystic fibrosis Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder characterized by thickening of secretions in the respiratory tract and the gastrointestinal tract. It also affects other organ systems such as liver and kidneys. It is an inherited, autosomal recessive disorder. Pathophysiology The commonest genetic mutation in cystic fibrosis is in the ∆F508 –CFTR gene. This