Cystic fibrosis is the most common multisystem genetic disease with damage to many organs and systems. In the past, due to high mortality, cystic fibrosis mainly affected children. A high level of diagnosis and medical measures allows you to significantly prolong the lives of patients. Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease of the glands of external secretion, manifested primarily by pathology from the gastrointestinal tract and respiratory system. The increased viscosity of the secretion of the glands of external secretion leads to a chronic inflammatory process in the lungs, exocrine insufficiency of the pancreas, hepatobiliary pathology and abnormally high electrolyte content in sweat.
Specialists identify the following types of pathology:
- pulmonary (cystic fibrosis of the lungs);
- mixed (both respiratory and digestive organs are affected);
- bowel meconium obstruction;
- atypical forms.
Division of cystic fibrosis into forms is conditional, since with preferential damage to the respiratory tract, digestive disorders are also observed, and with intestinal form, changes on the part of the bronchopulmonary system develop.
If you notice the following signs of pathology in the child, you should immediately contact a specialist:
- paleness of the skin;
- low weight gain with normal appetite;
- frequent SARS;
- permanent seizure-like, whooping cough with thick mucous - purulent sputum;
- repeated protracted (always double-sided); pneumonia and bronchitis;
- dry and wet wheezing, and in case of bronchial obstruction - dry whistling wheezing.
The leading Israeli clinic Tel Aviv Medical Clinic employs real professionals who have been involved in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of respiratory diseases for more than 10 years. We use original drugs and modern equipment. Our employees annually improve their level of qualification in leading foreign research centres. Specialists of the children's department help the kids return to the joys of life and get rid of unpleasant symptoms. Our medical staff has received special training and knows how to establish friendly relations with children.
Since cystic fibrosis is hereditary, the treatment of cystic fibrosis is mostly symptomatic, aimed at restoring the functions of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract, and is carried out throughout the life of the patient.