Marcia Monico

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Cystic fibrosis is mainly manifested by symptoms from the respiratory and digestive systems. Its distinguishing feature is progressive obturation in the respiratory tract. Dense secretions are deposited in the bronchial tree and impair bronchial patency, since the ciliary apparatus cannot efficiently remove excess mucus due to too little surface fluid of the epithelium. There is a risk of complete closure of the bronchial lumen.

Changes in the lungs and stagnant mucus lead to recurrent respiratory infections. Infections are often caused by opportunistic bacteria, such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is naturally resistant to a range of antibiotics, making treatment more difficult. Dense secretions, clogging the respiratory tract, damage the walls of the bronchi, cause dissection and provoke hemoptysis. Many patients have recurrent episodes of OMA.

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Marcia Monico
Gahanna, Ohio, USA

Nick and Marcia are the parents of Ben (pwcf; born 1990)
and Cara (nocf; born 1994)
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