Use free pedigree chart makers like EdrawMax or EdrawMax Online to understand Cystic Fibrosis in several Irish or English families. Cystic fibrosis (CF), also known as mucoviscidosis, is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs and the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestines. Long-term issues include difficulty breathing and coughing up sputum as a result of frequent lung infections. Other symptoms include sinus infections, poor growth, clubbing of the fingers and toes, and infertility in males. Different people may have different degrees of symptoms. CF is an autosomal recessive disorder.