Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive disease that affects the respiratory system, pancreas, hepatobiliary tract, sinuses, and intestine. Abnormal transport of chloride, sodium, and bicarbonate across the cell membrane is the mainstay of this pathology, leading to tenacious, viscous body secretions. Patients present with pulmonary infections, sinusitis, pancreatitis, infertility and intestinal obstruction.
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