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Were you looking for information about Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic fibosis is a common misspelling of cystic fibrosis.
 
Cystic fibrosis is a disease that affects the mucus and sweat glands. The disease is inherited and mainly affects the lungs, liver, pancreas, sinuses, intestines, and sex organs. Among the common symptoms are malnutrition, poor growth, dehydration, and frequent coughing with phlegm. However, the symptoms and severity of this disease vary from person to person.
 
Treatment options include antibiotics, exercise, and chest physical therapy, among other things. Due to improved treatments, people with this condition now live, on average, to be more than 35 years old.
 
(Click Cystic Fibrosis for more information about this condition, including how often the disease occurs, who it affects, and the various treatment options for problems that occur as a result of cystic fibrosis. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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