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The Practitioner 2007;251(1700):46-52

Managing adults with cystic fibrosis

01 Nov 2007Pais-up subscribers

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is becoming a chronic disease of adults rather than a fatal disease of childhood. One in 2,500 newborn babies are affected by CF, giving a UK population of around 7,000 patients. Median survival is currently 34 years but has been increasing every year, with recent data suggesting that someone born with CF in 2000 can be expected to live into their fifties or sixties.

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