Organs most frequently affected by cystic fibrosis

Illustration of the organs most frequently affected by cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis causes mucus to become thick and sticky, which can block the normal function of the organs. Most often, the lungs and pancreas are affected.

Last Updated: June 23, 2009

Author: Debby Golonka, MPH

Medical Review: Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics & Susanna McColley, MD - Pediatric Pulmonology

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