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Mucoviscidosis is a genetically determined disease.

The organism of affected person secretes excessively dense mucus, leading to disorders in all the organs with mucous glands, mainly in respiratory, gastric and reproductive system.

Patients with mucoviscitosis often grow slower, gain less body weight and quicker get tired. Besides, digestive juices, retained in the pancreas, damage this organ, leading in some patients to glucose intolerance or diabetes.

Genetic studies are decisive for the confirmation of mucoviscitosis diagnosis.