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It is possible that the main title of the report Cystic Fibrosis is not the name you expected.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that often affects multiple organ systems of the body. Cystic fibrosis is characterized by abnormalities affecting certain glands (exocrine) of the body especially those that produce mucus. Saliva and sweat glands may also be affected. Exocrine glands secrete substances through ducts, either internally (e.g., glands in the lungs) or externally (e.g., sweat glands). In cystic fibrosis, these secretions become abnormally thick and can clog up vital areas of the body causing inflammation, obstruction and infection. The symptoms of cystic fibrosis can vary greatly in number and severity from one individual to another. Common symptoms include breathing (respiratory) abnormalities including a persistent cough, shortness of breath and lung infections; obstruction of the pancreas, which prevents digestive enzymes from reaching the intestines to help break down food and may result in poor growth and poor nutrition; and obstruction of the intestines. Cystic fibrosis is slowly progressive and often causes chronic lung damage, which eventually results in life-threatening complications. Because of improved treatments and new treatment options, the outlook and overall quality of life of individuals with cystic fibrosis has improved and nearly 50 percent of individuals with the disorder are adults. Cystic fibrosis is caused by mutations to the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene and is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait.
American Lung Association
- 55 W. Wacker Drive
- Suite 1150
- Chicago, IL 60601
- Tel: 1-800-548-8252
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.lungusa.org
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- 2221 Yonge Street
- Suite 800
- Toronto, Ontario M4P 2C9
- Tel: 416-485-9149
- Fax: 416-485-0960
- Tel: 1-800-378-2233
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/?lang=en
Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network
- c/o Joan M. Hines, Research Administrator
- Children's Hospital Colorado
- Aurora, CO 80045
- Tel: (720)777-2598
- Fax: (720)777-7351
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.childrennetwork.org
Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group
- Institute of Child Health, University of Liverpool
- Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
- Liverpool, L12 2 AP
- United Kingdom
- Tel: 441512525696
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://cfgd.cochrane.org
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- 6931 Arlington Rd.
- Bethesda, MD 20814
- Tel: (301)951-4422
- Fax: (301)951-6378
- Tel: (800)344-4823
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.cff.org
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc.
- Bayside Business Plaza
- 2670 Bayshore Parkway
- Mountain View, CA 94043
- Tel: (650)404-9975
- Fax: (650)404-9981
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.cfri.org
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
- 11 London Rd
- Kent, BR1 1BY
- United Kingdom
- Tel: 2084647211
- Fax: 2083130472
- Tel: 3003731000
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.cftrust.org.uk
Cystic Fibrosis Worldwide
- Evka 3 Mahallesi
- 127/19 SOKAK NO/25
- Bornova, Izmir,
- Tel: 902323756856
- Fax: 902323756856
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.cfww.org
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
- PO Box 8126
- Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
- Tel: (301)251-4925
- Fax: (301)251-4911
- Tel: (888)205-2311
- Website: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/
Global Fibrosis Foundation
- Yale Dermatopathology Service
- 15 York Street, LMP 5031
- New Haven, CT 06520-8059
- Tel: (727)433-8180
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.globalfibrosis.com
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases
- Office of Communications & Public Liaison
- Bldg 31, Rm 9A06
- Bethesda, MD 20892-2560
- Tel: (301)496-3583
- Email: NDDIC@info.niddk.nih.gov
- Website: http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/
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Last Updated: 3/15/2016
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