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Does a double lung transplant completely eliminate lung problems for cystic fibrosis patients?

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Dr. Craig Carter answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition causing significant lung dysfunction. A double lung transplantation replaces the native lungs with supposedly normal lungs, eliminating the problem, but replacing it with problems directly related to transplanted lungs, i.e. Chronic rejection or bronchiolitis obliterans.

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

A double lung transplantation for CF does treat CF lung disease, but the patient still has cystic fibrosis, affecting other organs, including the GI tract and sinuses. There are a number of lung problems that can develop after surgery, including infections. The treatment regimen will be very different from your usual CF regimen and will include medications to prevent rejection.

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