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Cystic fibrosis lung disease

Jeffrey J. Wine
From: Science & Medicine: Volume 6 Number 3: Page 34 (June 1999)

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Abstract: Cystic fibrosis is a disease of exocrine glands, whose ducts may be blocked by accumulated mucus. Mortality in cystic fibrosis is caused principally by failur of the lungs to clear infections that would be innocuous in normal people. Efforts to explain this phenomenon have so far generated several hypotheses, which are not mutually exclusive and which may all be part of the explanation. thee hypothees have served to direct attention to enhancing the natural anti-infective properties of the upper airways and the fluidity of airway secretions.

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