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Why can't cf patients be around each other?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
They can if...: If CF means cystic fibrosis, no reason why they can not.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
They should not have children together. That's different from just being together.
Sep 30, 2013
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Resistant germs: Cystic fibrosis patients can transmit resistant germs (pseudomonas and other bacteria, yeast and others) to each other, which can complicate treatment and even lead to severe infection or death. Because the medicines CF patients have to take are already so many and so strong, doctors try to keep patients as safe as possible from new threats.

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