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Symptoms of cystic fibrosis vary widely, and include slow growth in children, a chronic cough, sometimes producing phlegm, rectal prolapse, greasy stools, breathing difficulties and nasal passage inflammation, as stated ... More »

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation explains that actual life expectancy for a person with cystic fibrosis is impossible to accurately predict. Life expectancy depends upon severity of the disease and age at diagnosis as well... More »

Cystic fibrosis is a disorder in which a person possesses a defective gene that causes mucus, sweat and digestive juices to be thick and sticky rather than thin and slippery, explains Mayo Clinic. The thick and sticky se... More »

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