http://forum2.quizizz.com/carcinoma-de-pulmn-en-no-fumadores.php Patients suspected of having CF must demonstrate at least one clinical feature of the disease see below , have a sibling with CF, or have a positive newborn screening test. In addition, they must have laboratory evidence of a CFTR abnormality. This can be either a positive sweat test on two separate occasions, or the presence of two disease-causing CFTR mutations by genetic testing. While damage to the lungs and pancreas is the most clinically important manifestation of CF, involvement of other organ systems can also greatly impact the lives of people with CF.
CF lung disease primarily involves the small and medium sized airways of the lungs.
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Very early in life, increased inflammation and mucous production starts to obstruct the smallest bronchi, leading to abnormal dilation and damage. This dilation of the bronchi termed bronchiectasis causes permanent damage to the lungs.
Bronchiectatic airways can become plugged with mucous shown above and contributes to an environment where specific bacteria can take hold and avoid eradication by either antibiotics or the immune system. One of the classic features of CF is that the upper lobes of the lungs are typically the sites of greatest damage. Bronchiectasis can easily be detected by a CT scan of the chest. It is now recognized that bronchiectasis can be present in children prior to a reduction in pulmonary function . The presence of bacteria further increases the inflammation and mucous production, accelerating the damage to the airways.
Thus, preservation of lung function is a principal goal of treatment.
The extent of lung disease is measured by a pulmonary function measurement called the FEV1, which represents the volume of air an individual can forcibly exhale in 1 second. In addition to being the primary marker of disease severity, FEV1 is often the principal measure used to judge the success of new treatments. The first lung infections in children with CF are typically Hemaphillus influenza and Staphylococcus aureus. Later in childhood or adolescence, Pseudomonas aeruginosa is commonly recovered from the sputum. By adulthood, P. Prompt and aggressive treatment of Pseudomonas when it first appears can sometimes clear the bacteria from the lungs and prevent or at least postpone permanent infection.
Intense efforts are underway to define the best treatment strategies to eradicate Pseudomonas when it first appears in the sputum.
Once established in the CF airway, Pseudomonas undergoes many adaptations that reduce the potential for the immune system or antibiotics to successfully fight the infection. However, even when chronic Pseudomonas infection is present, antibiotic therapies can significantly reduce the quantity of live bacteria in the airway. Reduction in the amount of bacteria in the airway has been linked to decreased inflammation, reduced symptoms, and preservation of lung function . Many people with CF have a degree of airway bronchospasm that resembles asthma. In these individuals, respiratory symptoms and FEV1 are improved through the use of bronchodilators.
Patients with more advanced lung disease are at risk for complications such as bleeding into the airways hemoptysis. Coughing up blood is a common feature of increased infection, and usually is resolved with antibiotics. More severe complications include collapse of lobes, or leaking of air outside of the lungs pneumothorax. These complications are associated with advanced lung disease and can be a cause of sudden worsening of respiratory symptoms. Urgent medical evaluation and treatment is required.
Like other lung diseases, such as asthma and emphysema, one of the most important features of cystic fibrosis is episodic exacerbation in disease severity. Most people with CF will have fewer than one exacerbation per year, but with advancing lung disease the frequency typically increases . Clinical features are listed below.
No definitive diagnostic criteria exists, although usually several of these signs and symptoms will be present .
The causes of CF exacerbations are not clearly understood. Likely, exacerbations are triggered in part by increased growth of the bacteria that chronically infect the airways, especially P. Often, people with CF will report that exacerbations began following symptoms of a viral upper respiratory tract infection.
But in some cases, symptoms will come on gradually over the course of weeks or months. Like the bronchi, the small ducts of the pancreas are also obstructed by thick secretions. The duodenum is the first portion of the small intestine. This condition greatly reduces the capacity to metabolize and absorb dietary fats and proteins. Carbohydrate absorption can also be impaired.
Symptoms include greasy and foul-smelling diarrhea, abdominal pain, failure to gain weight, and malnutrition. Historically, children with CF died in early childhood as a result of pancreatic insufficiency, before the lung manifestation of the disease became severe. Development of pancreatic replacement enzymes and other nutritional supplements have significantly reduced the complications associated with pancreatic insufficiency. Insulin is produced by cells of the islets of Langerhan, located within the pancreas. Even with pancreatic insufficiency, most children with CF are still capable of producing sufficient insulin.
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