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What is the outlook for cystic fibrosis?

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Although cystic fibrosis (CF) is a severe condition that needs daily care, many treatments for it have improved. People who have CF live much longer than they used to and the quality of life has improved as well.

SOURCES:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: “About Cystic Fibrosis,” “CF Genetics: The Basics.”

American Lung Foundation: “Learn about Cystic Fibrosis,” “Cystic Fibrosis,” “Fertility in Women with CF.”

National Human Genome Research Institute: “Learning about Cystic Fibrosis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cystic Fibrosis.”

YourGenome.org: “What is cystic fibrosis?”

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: “Cystic fibrosis.”

The Childhood Liver Disease Research Network: “Cystic Fibrosis Liver Disease.”

Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center: “Effects of CF: Pancreas/Gastrointestinal Tract: Intestinal Problems,” “Effects of CF: Muscle/Bone,” “Effects of CF: Reproduction,” “Effects of CF: Bladder/Kidney.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on January 9, 2019

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SOURCES:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: “About Cystic Fibrosis,” “CF Genetics: The Basics.”

American Lung Foundation: “Learn about Cystic Fibrosis,” “Cystic Fibrosis,” “Fertility in Women with CF.”

National Human Genome Research Institute: “Learning about Cystic Fibrosis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cystic Fibrosis.”

YourGenome.org: “What is cystic fibrosis?”

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: “Cystic fibrosis.”

The Childhood Liver Disease Research Network: “Cystic Fibrosis Liver Disease.”

Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center: “Effects of CF: Pancreas/Gastrointestinal Tract: Intestinal Problems,” “Effects of CF: Muscle/Bone,” “Effects of CF: Reproduction,” “Effects of CF: Bladder/Kidney.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on January 9, 2019

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