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can you die from cystic fibrosis?

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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 expectancy.
Answered on Mar 16, 2019
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Life is different: 100% of people die. People with this condition have a variable life expectancy and face many more problems than the average person. Life includes close collaboration between docs at home and a specialty center. Life includes school, a profession, and many of the same challenges everyone else has. Whether they die in a car crash at 30 or from complications of the disease at 50, they do live a life.
Answered on Jul 5, 2017

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