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    What is cystic fibrosis?

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  • Cystic Fibrosis Australia assists member organisations to achieve common objectives by developing national education programs and collecting and distributing information about Cystic Fibrosis (CF) at … View Profile

    Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is caused by a defective gene and results in a flood of sticky mucous into the body’s organs. 
     
    It is the most common life threatening, recessive genetic condition affecting Australian children.

  • Cystic Fibrosis Australia assists member organisations to achieve common objectives by developing national education programs and collecting and distributing information about Cystic Fibrosis (CF) at … View Profile

    Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is caused by a defective gene and results in a flood of sticky mucous into the body’s organs. 
     
    The mucous floods the lungs and can result in infection, scarring and loss of lung function.
     
    It is also harder for people to digest food so they suffer malnutrition and complications like osteoporosis and diabetes even at a young age. 

    It is the most common life threatening, recessive genetic condition affecting Australian children.
     

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