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Atypical cystic fibrosis life expectancy?

Atypical cystic fibrosis life expectancy?

Depends: Without a full exam and review of medical records and history of infections secondary to CF would be remiss in trying to become an actuarial. Go see a pulmonologist and discuss the options and likely outcomes. ...Read more

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Cystic Fibrosis (Definition)

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder of the lungs and digestive tract. It causes recurrent lung infections and inhibits growth in patients. Average life expectancy of patients with cystic fibrosis ...Read more


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What is the average life expectancy with cystic fibrosis?

Depends: The life expectancy for a cystic fibrosis (CF) patient depends on a variety of factors. However, in the U.S., the average life expectancy is between 30-40 years of age. ...Read more

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These days what's the life expectancy for people with cystic fibrosis?

Depends...: There is no way to accurately predict how long a person with cystic fibrosis will live, as many different factors affect a person’s health. Severity of disease and time of diagnosis are two such factors. Many people have a mild case of cf, while others can have moderate or severe. In 2009, the median predicted age of survival was in the mid-30s. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy after a double lung transplant if cystic fibrosis?

What is the life expectancy after a double lung transplant if cystic fibrosis?

Median is 5.5 yrs: That being said, population statistics can't be applied to individuals. How well the surgery went, the match characteristics, how well oh avoid infection, your fitness prior to transplant, how well you tolerate the transplant regimen, etc all effect your quality of life and longevity. ...Read more

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What would be the life expectancy after a double lung transplant if you have cystic fibrosis?

5 to 10 years: 5 year survival after double lung transplant occurs in 80% of people with cf. 10 year survival occurs in 50% of people with CF who have a double lung transplant and therefore is the average life expectancy. Regular medical care to manage episodes of rejection and infection in the transplanted lungs are critical to achieving a good outcome. ...Read more

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Symptoms of mild cystic fibrosis that a parent might not even notice?

Poor growth/GI: In some children, 1st sign of CF is poor growth with child being small for age. This may be subtle enough that child continues to follow a growth curve on the growth chart, but in the lower percentiles until growth flattens out. Others have loose greasy stools as 1st sign. Frequent "bronchitis"/"sinus infections" that are thought to be just that until someone asks if that's just too many. ...Read more

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I have a very mild form of cystic fibrosis and want to become a police officer. If i'm in great physical shape do you think they will consider me?

Cystic fibrosis: That question is likely covered by a written policy specific to your possible employer. Just remember that failing to reveal a medical condition prior to employment might be grounds for firing you at a later time. For example, if you have active asthma when you apply for military service, their policy is to exclude you from consideration. ...Read more

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What can I do if my brother has a mild case of cystic fibrosis and my parents are making me get tested?

What can I do if my brother has a mild case of cystic fibrosis and my parents are making me get tested?

Cystic fibrosis: Good to know if you have the gene because sometimes clinical symptoms do not develope early. Also knowing if you are a one gene carrier (but not affected) helps with family planning in the future. ...Read more

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Newborn boy has a severe mutation delf508 and a 5-t gt12. Was told that he might or might not develop mild cystic fibrosis. How does mild CF manifest?

Varies: Mild CF can vary from recurrent sinus infections, recurrent pneumonia, pancreatitis, fertility problems. One may have no evidence of CF until adulthood. Sometimes the first sign is recurrent pancreatitis in the second or third decade of life. Usually growth is not impaired. ...Read more

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