Growing up with cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that causes significant, ongoing problems with breathing and digestion, is usually diagnosed shortly after birth. However, it is possible to have cystic fibrosis and not realize it all the way into adulthood. Thanks to continuing developments in research and new treatments, people growing up with cystic fibrosis have longer life expectancies than ever before.
Pulmonologist Manuel Izquierdo, MD, answered commonly asked questions about cystic fibrosis, including:
- What is cystic fibrosis?
- How is cystic fibrosis usually diagnosed?
- How many children in South Carolina are growing up with cystic fibrosis?
- What forms of treatment are available for cystic fibrosis today?
- Which forms of treatment are most effective?
- And more
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