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Kids with cystic fibrosis have bodies that make thick, sticky mucus. This causes problems
in their lungs and their digestive tracts.
Is your child scheduled to have a sweat test? Find out how this test is performed
and how it's used to diagnose cystic fibrosis.
What teachers should know about cystic fibrosis, and how to help students with CF
succeed in school.
Learn about cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease primarily affecting the lungs and
This section has information on conditions that affect the digestive system, from
a simple stomachache to more complex conditions like cystic fibrosis.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that causes the body to produce mucus
that's extremely thick and sticky. It mainly affects the lungs and the pancreas, causing
serious breathing and digestive problems.
Like every other teenager, girls and guys with CF need calories to fuel their growth.
They just need more of them - sometimes as much as 30% to 50% more calories than other
Check out these nutritious meal ideas created especially for kids with cystic fibrosis.
Kids and teens explain what to expect and how to help in the classroom.
Kids with cystic fibrosis (CF) often get lung and airway infections. A sputum CF respiratory
screen or culture helps doctors detect, identify, and treat infection-causing bacteria