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Organs Most Frequently Affected by Cystic Fibrosis

Organs Most Frequently Affected by Cystic Fibrosis

Organs most frequently affected by cystic fibrosis (lungs and pancreas)

Cystic fibrosis causes mucus to become thick and sticky, which can block the normal function of the organs. Most often, the lungs and pancreas are affected.

Current as of: August 22, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
R. Steven Tharratt, MD, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine

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