{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Quick Facts- Asthma and Cystic Fibrosis

Quick Facts- Asthma and Cystic Fibrosis - most common...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Wounds: Triggered in response to cell death, destruction of extracellular connective tissue, loss of blood vessel integrity Asthma: Definition: Reversible airways obstruction not due to any other disease. Symptoms: o Coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. o Chest pain o Expectoration of thick, stringy mucus In severe attacks: o Rapid breathing o Cyanosis, indicating hypoxia o Respiratory acidosis from hypoventilation o Death – from respiratory failure Cystic fibrosis: An inherited disease that causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus on epithelial surfaces. Prevalence: Affects approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. It is one of the
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: most common lethal inherited disorders among Caucasians (1 in 3,200) • One in 31 Americans (one in 28 Caucasians) is an unknowing, symptom-less heterozygous carrier of the defective gene • Prognosis: In 2005, the median survival age was 36.8 years, and slowly increasing. • Decreased mucociliary clearance of sputum leads to chronic endobronchial bacterial colonization, and… o Production of large amounts of sputum o Wheezing o Dyspnea o Limited exercise tolerance o Death • Pancreatic insufficiency in 85% of patients, leading to malabsorption of fat and malnutrition. • Also diabetes mellitus, bowel obstructions, arthritis, and infertility....
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Ask a homework question - tutors are online