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What is happening inside a baby who is born with cystic fibrosis?
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Cellular defect
Not to sound too technical, but cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that causes the chloride channels in cells to malfunction.
As a result, the cells in the body are not able to transport chloride back and forth from the outside to the inside of the cells normally. This causes problems in the lungs, intestines, pancreas, and other organs. Presently there is not cure.

In brief: Cellular defect
Not to sound too technical, but cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that causes the chloride channels in cells to malfunction.
As a result, the cells in the body are not able to transport chloride back and forth from the outside to the inside of the cells normally. This causes problems in the lungs, intestines, pancreas, and other organs. Presently there is not cure.
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