Lucy Treagan, Ph.D. - Professor of Biology Emerita - University of San Francisco - San Francisco, CA Approved for 2.0 CE Level of Difficulty: Intermediate CAMLT is approved by the California Department of Public Health as a CA CLS Accrediting Agency (#21) Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder resulting from mutations in a gene on the long arm of chromosome 7. This disorder is found predominantly in Caucasian populations of European ancestry. The gene defect results in numerous medical problems for the patient. These problems include progressive lung disease and multiple organ dysfunction caused by abnormal electrolyte transport. Many organs are affected, including the lungs, pancreas, intestines, sweat glands, and kidneys.
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