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What is a common leukemia for children?



What are common brain and bone neoplasms for children?



Describe cystic fibrosis

-Effects the Na/Cl channels
-Linked to chromosome 7 genetic defect
-Defect in transporting Cl across an epithelial cell membrane
-Fall to attract Na and water
-Thick mucus results
-Obstructs glands and creates an environment for bacteria
-Lungs, liver, pancreas, biliary tree are effected
-Sometimes babies are failure to thrive
-They eat and don't gain weight