Adult Cystic Fibrosis: Introduction. Adult Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis is an inherited condition characterized by the production of thick sticky mucus by the mucus glands in the lungs, intestines, liver and pancreas. The condition is most often diagnosed in children or young adults but occasionally, relatively mild symptoms may lead to frequent misdiagnosis or no diagnosis at all unless Next: Symptoms of Adult Cystic Fibrosis.
Oct 04, · Adults diagnosed with cystic fibrosis usually are found to have delayed symptoms in CF and therefore have more atypical symptoms which may have been the cause of the late diagnosis. Research has shown that people with late diagnosis demonstrate fewer complications, less serious lung disease, and a lower incidence of pancreatic problems.
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disorder that causes mucus in the body to become thick and sticky. This glue-like mucus builds up and causes problems in many of the body's organs, especially the lungs, which can lead to infections, and the pancreas, making it difficult to properly digest food.
Cystic fibrosis is a complex, chronic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. More than 30, children and adults in the United States have CF (70, worldwide). People with CF inherit two copies of a defective gene-- one copy from each parent -- that produces a faulty.
Jun 21, · Only when she turned 50 did she discover the real culprit — cystic fibrosis, a disease notorious for destroying children's lungs. Aging of cystic fibrosis: More adults diagnosedAuthor: LAURAN NEERGAARD.