Organs Most Frequently Affected by Cystic Fibrosis

Organs most frequently affected by cystic fibrosis (lungs and pancreas)

Cystic fibrosis causes mucus to become thick and sticky, which can block the normal function of the organs. Most often, the lungs and pancreas are affected.

Current as of: May 27, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Brian D. O'Brien MD - Internal Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Susanna McColley MD - Pediatric Pulmonology
R. Steven Tharratt MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology

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