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Cystic Fibrosis

Key Points about Cystic Fibrosis

  • Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease characterized by an abnormality in the body's salt, water-making cells and mucus-making cells.
  • Many children are diagnosed with CF before they show symptoms due to newborn screening programs that have been implemented.
  • At the present time, there is no cure for CF; however, gene therapy research is being conducted.
  • Treatment for your child could include: chest physical therapy, exercise, medication, digestive support and psychosocial care.
  • What is cystic fibrosis (CF)?
  • What are the symptoms of cystic fibrosis in children?
  • How is cystic fibrosis diagnosed in children?
  • What treatments are available for cystic fibrosis in children?