How does cystic fibrosis differ from autosomal dominant diseases?
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that causes the body to create a thick, sticky mucus that can obstruct both the lung and the pancreas. Often, this requires organ transplants to save the life of the patient.
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Cystic fibrosis differs from autosomal dominant diseases because it is an autosomal recessive disorder. This means that rather than a person requiring...
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Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting the exocrine glands, which are the organs responsible for making fluids in the body that is potentially fatal but treatable, especially when diagnosed early. Learn about the disease process of cystic fibrosis, including the mutated gene that causes it, its symptoms, progression, and the ways in which it can be diagnosed and treated.