A case of a 20-year-old girl suffers from cystic fibroid is diagnosed in the University health program in Alhraidh

King Khalid University, Media Center

A 20-year-old girl suffers cystic fibroid was diagnosed in the University health program in Alhraidh. The Chest Consultant of the Faculty of Medicine in the King Khalid University, Dr. Bader Al-Ghamdi, clarified that diagnosis showed that the patient suffered from a genetic defect that affects genes. He indicated that it is a rare case in the Middle East but not in the West. He clarified that the girl was suffering from pulmonary cysts and a pancreatic disorder, which affected growth process and awareness as well, as it results in a lack of vitamins in the body.

When Dr. Al-Ghamdi asked about the illness history of this case, he turned out that the patient was unconscious of what is going around her. He knew also that she was not praying and was able to keep nothing of the Holy Quran. Dr. Al-Ghamdi indicated that cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease (i.e. transmitted from parents to children through genes), and mainly affects the lungs and pancreas, and it may affect other organs such as the liver. This disease also results in clogging pancreas channels that secrete digestive enzymes of fat, protein, and thus affect absorption through the intestines, causing problems of malnutrition, abdominal distension, and constipation.

Dr. Al-Ghamdi pointed out that the disease is difficult to treat, being a genetic defect but the patient could take some vitamins to correct the track. The patient has been referred to Asir Central Hospital, to arrange her a better level of diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Al-Ghamdi finally concluded that in such cases, we may have to implant lungs.