Symptoms Of Cystic Fibrosis In Infants
Cystic fibrosis is the most common severe inherited disease among white people of European and North American origin. In the UK, about 1 in 2,500 babies is born with the disorder. Cystic fibrosis is much less common in people of African or Asian descent. The disorder affects all the fluid- and mucus-secreting glands in the body, leading to production of abnormally thick secretions, especially in the lungs and pancreas. As a result, children with cystic fibrosis experience recurrent chest infections and may have difficulty absorbing nutrients from food.