Cystic Fibrosis

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2.75

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43

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

165 Minutes

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Until relatively modern times, cystic fibrosis was poorly understood. In 1949, Lowe et al. postulated that cystic fibrosis must be caused by a genetic defect from the autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance of the disease. High levels of salt in the sweat of patients with cystic fibrosis suggested an abnormality in electrolyte transport from the sweat gland. Researchers now know that cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive disorder of exocrine gland function most commonly affecting persons of Northern European descent at a rate of 1:3500. It is a chronic disease that frequently leads to chronic sinopulmonary infections and pancreatic insufficiency. The most common cause of death is end-stage lung disease. This activity reviews the workup of cystic fibrosis and describes the role of health professionals working together to manage this condition.

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At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Review the pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis.
  • Describe the presentation of cystic fibrosis.
  • Summarize the treatment of cystic fibrosis.
  • Outline the workup of cystic fibrosis and the role of health professionals working together to manage this condition.

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