Lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis – A complex nutritional setting
Keywords: lung transplantation, cystic fibrosis
AbstractCystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive, genetic disease that affects a variety of organs.1,2 CF is caused by a mutation of chromosome 7 which results in defective control of sodium and chloride channels found in the cells that line a variety of organs.1,2 This results in the production of a thick, sticky mucous that accumulates in the lungs and pancreatic ducts, as well as other mucous-producing organs.1,2
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Stanbridge, E.-J., & Du Toit, A.-L. (2018). Lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis – A complex nutritional setting. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 31(3), 24-29. Retrieved from http://www.sajcn.co.za/index.php/SAJCN/article/view/1346
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