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Acad Pathol. 2017 Jan-Dec; 4: 2374289517691769.
Published online 2017 July 24. doi:  10.1177/2374289517691769
PMCID: PMC5528909

Autosomal Recessive Inheritance

Cystic Fibrosis


The following fictional case is intended as a learning tool within the Pathology Competencies for Medical Education (PCME), a set of national standards for teaching pathology. These are divided into three basic competencies: Disease Mechanisms and Processes, Organ System Pathology, and Diagnostic Medicine and Therapeutic Pathology. For additional information, and a full list of learning objectives for all three competencies, see

Keywords: pathology competencies, cystic fibrosis, developmental and functional abnormalities, disease mechanisms, genetic mechanisms, inheritance patterns

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