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Complications of Cystic Fibrosis

Complications list for Cystic Fibrosis:

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Cystic Fibrosis includes:

See also the symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis and Cystic Fibrosis: Introduction.

Complications and sequelae of Cystic Fibrosis from the Diseases Database include:

Source: Diseases Database

See also the symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis and Cystic Fibrosis: Introduction.

Complications of Cystic Fibrosis:

CF can cause various other medical problems. These include sinusitis (inflammation of the nasal sinuses, which are cavities in the skull behind, above, and on both sides of the nose), nasal polyps (fleshy growths inside the nose), clubbing (rounding and enlargement of fingers and toes), pneumothorax (rupture of lung tissue and trapping of air between the lung and the chest wall), hemoptysis (coughing of blood), cor pulmonale (enlargement of the right side of the heart), abdominal pain and discomfort, gassiness (too much gas in the intestine), and rectal prolapse (protrusion of the rectum through the anus). Liver disease, diabetes, inflammation of the pancreas, and gallstones also occur in some people with CF. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Facts About Cystic Fibrosis: NHLBI)

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About complications:

Complications of Cystic Fibrosis are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Cystic Fibrosis. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis and complications of Cystic Fibrosis is unclear or arbitrary.


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