Season 165 - Day 7 of 14
Diseases and Medical Conditions
Which genetic disorder results in the patients getting thick, sticky mucus that can clog the respiratory and digestive tracts and lead to frequent lung infections and difficulty absorbing nutrients from food?
This condition is caused by a mutation in the CFTR gene and often requires ongoing medical treatment and management.
There is no known cure for the disease and the average life expectancy is between 42 and 50 years in the developed world.
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