CYSTIC FIBROSIS

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease, which is most common in white children and young adults, although it can affect people of any race.

It used to be thought of as a disease of the lungs and digestive system, but it is now known to affect most organs in the body.

With improvements in diagnosis and care, life expectancy is increasing progressively and CF has become a disease of adults. In a recent population sample from the European Union (EU), 47% of people with CF were aged over 18 years. However, only 5% were aged over 40 years.

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ERSThis material is a summarised version of the European Lung White Book, which can be accessed online.

  • SYMPTOMS

  • CAUSES

  • PREVENTION

  • TREATMENT

  • BURDEN

  • CURRENT AND FUTURE NEEDS

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