Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited disease of the exocrine glands, affecting the pancreas, respiratory system, and sweat glands. Usually beginning in infancy, it is characterized by chronic respiratory infections, pancreatic insufficiency, and susceptibility to heat prostration.

Cirrhosis of the liver, occurring in childhood, is common and may produce portal hypertension, splenomegaly, and hypersplenism.

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The Breathing Room
Guidance about the art of living with cystic fibrosis.
Clayton Bates Cystic Fibrosis Support Site
For family, friends, and other supporters to find out about the disease and offer support for Clayton.
Cystic Fibrosis Medicine
Provides free information to professionals involved with the treatment of cystic fibrosis. An open access section is also available to both patients and family
Cystic Fibrosis Resource Center
Directory about Cystic Fibrosis, including books, medical news, articles and information, links, message boards.
Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia
Includes a calendar of events, information for people with CF who travel to Australia from other countries (what their healthcare entitlements are), pointers for teachers of children with CF, and a list of services and support.
CysticFibrosis.com
Internet community for cystic fibrosis patients, families and loved ones. Information on clinical trials, gene therapy, testing, associations, research and events.
MedlinePlus: Cystic Fibrosis
A source of links which provide news, overviews, diagnosing, symptoms, treatments, clinical trials, and related issues pertaining to CF.
The Spirit of Lo - Inspirational Book
Book about Cystic Fibrosis and the effects on the family. Tells the story of an ordinary family and their struggle with having a chronically ill child.
YourLungHealth.org : Cystic Fibrosis
Explains this complex disease, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, current treatments, prevention, and links to additional information.

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