Lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis – A complex nutritional setting

  • Emma-Jane Stanbridge Groote Schuur Hospital
  • Anna-Lena Du Toit Groote Schuur Hospital
Keywords: lung transplantation, cystic fibrosis

Abstract

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive, genetic disease that affects a variety of organs.1,2 CF is caused by a mutation of chromosome 7 which results in defective control of sodium and chloride channels found in the cells that line a variety of organs.1,2 This results in the production of a thick, sticky mucous that accumulates in the lungs and pancreatic ducts, as well as other mucous-producing organs.1,2

Author Biographies

Emma-Jane Stanbridge, Groote Schuur Hospital
Dietitian, Groote Schuur Hospital
Anna-Lena Du Toit, Groote Schuur Hospital
Dietitian, Groote Schuur Hospital
Published
2018-08-08
Section
SASPEN Case Study