Cystic Fibrosis Linked to Pancreatitis, Male Infertility

Published 07/18 2014 04:39PM

Updated 07/18 2014 04:41PM

PITTSBURGH - Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder where the body produces a sticky mucus that damages the lungs. But now, Pitt researchers say that's not all CF does.   

According to a new study led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, cystic fibrosis could be considered two diseases, one that affects multiple organs including the lungs, and one that doesn't affect the lungs at all. Researchers say 9 variants in the gene associated with CF can lead to pancreatitis, sinusitis, and male infertility.

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