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ABOUT THE SPECIAL NEED:
DESCRIPTION OF DISEASE: Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that causes a lot of thick mucus in the nose, lungs, and abdomen. It makes it difficult to breathe or digest food. Mucus is like thick sweat that often becomes infected and clogs up a person affected sinuses, lungs, and stomach.
CAUSE OF DISEASE: Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder due to an abnormal gene from both parents. This pattern is known as autosomal recessive. The gene involved is abnormal and caused a person’s sweat to make digestion and breathing difficult. This thick mucous can become easily infected. Genes are on Chromosome which are in your cells.
Every living organism has cells that have chromosomes and genes. A cell is like a house, a chromosome is like a room and genes are like furniture in the room. Each gene-like furniture is different and determines the type of plant, animal, dragon, human, or insect a living being is. Some genes are not healthy like some furniture gets broken and causes diseases like cystic fibrosis.