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Causes of Cystic Fibrosis

List of causes of Cystic Fibrosis

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Cystic Fibrosis) that could possibly cause Cystic Fibrosis includes:

  • Genetic mutation. Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common life-shortening genetic diseases

Inheritance of Cystic Fibrosis

Autosomal recessive diseases are usually inherited from both parents who are both usually symptom...more »

Race Patterns for Cystic Fibrosis Causes:

Race Profile for Cystic Fibrosis: Mostly caucasian...more »

Cystic Fibrosis: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Cystic Fibrosis, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Cystic Fibrosis:

Cystic Fibrosis: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Cystic Fibrosis: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Cystic Fibrosis:

  • Over 500 different cystic fibrosis mutations exist
  • Delta F508 mutation cystic fibrosis
  • R117H mutation cystic fibrosis
  • more types...»

Causes of Broader Categories of Cystic Fibrosis: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Cystic Fibrosis as a symptom:

Conditions listing Cystic Fibrosis as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Cystic Fibrosis. Our database lists the following as having Cystic Fibrosis as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Cystic Fibrosis?

Causes: Cystic Fibrosis: CF affects tissues that produce mucus secretions, such as the airway, the gastrointestinal tract, the ducts of the pancreas, the bile ducts of the liver and the male urogenital tract. Normal mucus forms a gel-like barrier that plays an important role in protecting the cells lining the inside surfaces of these tissues. In the lung, mucus also transports dust and other particles out of the airway and helps to prevent infection. CF alters the chemical properties of mucus; instead of protecting tissues from harm, the abnormal mucus obstructs the ducts and airways, causing tissue damage. (Source: excerpt from Cystic Fibrosis Research Directions: NIDDK)

Medical news summaries relating to Cystic Fibrosis:

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As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Cystic Fibrosis may be found in:


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