Elizabeth Tinsley
Journal of Health Visiting, Vol. 6, Iss. 11, 19 Nov 2018, pp 542 - 543

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited condition that causes sticky mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive system, leading to lung infections and problems with digesting food. CF is most commonly picked up in the UK via the newborn screening heel prick test. The onset of symptoms varies from child to child but usually begins in early childhood. The symptoms worsen over time with the lungs and digestive system becoming damaged.

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