January - March 2003: 
Volume 16, Issue 1

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Respiratory problems in adults with cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by the production of thick, viscous secretions in the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract, increased salt secretion by sweat glands, pancreatic insufficiency due to pancreatic duct obstruction with abnormal mucus, infertility in males and, occasionally, hepatic failure.1
Keywords: cystic fibrosis