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how many people die from cystic fibrosis each year

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes and No: Patients are born with cystic fibrosis. However it can take many years for the disease to become apparent in some patients. Thus, it is possible to ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: At age 49, a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis would be very unlikely. That being said, a diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis, which is different from cf, coul ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: At age 49, a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis would be very unlikely. That being said, a diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis, which is different from cf, cou ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Go to a doctor: He or she should be evaluated by a pediatric pulmonologist who is experienced with cystic fibrosis.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Stinky poo: If your kid has poop that will clear a room from the stinky smell, and the sweat tastes like salt i might consider that diagnosis. Most will be well i ... Read More
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A 11-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zoey Goore
23 years experience Pediatrics
Chronic cough/sinus: Unfortunately there are many things it could be. Perhaps it is time to see a pediatric pulmonologist or immunologist?
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Adult CF: Yes, i don't believe children were being screened for CF in 1993. Symptoms include frequent bouts of respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia or bronch ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Need to rule CF out: I would have the culture repeated. Unfortunately, studies have shown 49% of 2 year olds had positive throat cultures for pseudomonas aeruginosa. Swea ... Read More
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Dr. Karl Muench
60 years experience Clinical Genetics
Yes.: Although the complications of cystic fibrosis are treatable, and although the available treatments are helpful, the disorder shortens the normal life ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes but: Yes but with early diagnosis and regular care and adherence to prescribed therapy by a pediatric pulmonologist the long term survival has improved gre ... Read More
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