Automatic protection from tuberculosis?
Hello, at the moment I am working on a homework assay about cystic fibrosis. When doing my research I came upon the following statements: "Until now science could not give any conclusive explanation why an allele, that causes such a severe disease, is quite frequently found in the population and does not disappear with time.... One explanation could be the possible link between the predisposition for cystic fibrosis and protection against tuberculosis." Source: Wikipedia. Here comes my question: How is the illness exactly connected to a protection against tuberculosis?
Tube feeding in Cystic Fibrosis
Hello, we have a 9-year-old son suffering from CF. He has been quite malnourished for a long time. Now, a tube shall be inserted going from the outside into the stomach (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomie, PEG). Can somebody with experience tell me the advantages and disadvantages for patients with CF?
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