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Abnormalities of Glandular Secretion

Cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis (mucoviscidosis, or fibrocystic disease of the pancreas) is the most common eventually lethal autosomal recessive inherited disorder in Europeans (estimated gene frequency of 1 in 2,000 live births). Incidence in African Americans is 2% of that in Europeans; it is rare in Asians. About 90% of homozygotes have symptoms resulting predominately […]

Cystic Fibrosis of the Pancreas

A few words should be said about the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis, a hereditary disease carried by a recessive gene. Symptoms usually begin in childhood but may not be manifested until adolescence or occasionally not until adulthood. The disease affects the mucous glands of the body but for some reason seems to affect those of […]