Demystifying Medicine Video



This video — the third installation in the "Transplantation and Rejection" series —overviews cystic fibrosis, which is a genetic disease that causes trouble breathing and lung infection due to a buildup of mucus. Symptoms of the disease, management techniques and the benefits of receiving a lung transplant to improve quality of life are also covered.[Please complete our feedback form]


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