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.
Let try to help. About 1, 000 new cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed each year. More than 70% of patients are diagnosed by age two. More than 45% of the CF patient population is age 18 or older. The predicted median age of survival for a person with CF is in the late 30s.
Let try to explain. Gene therapy has been explored as a potential cure for cystic fibrosis. Ideally, gene therapy attempts to place a normal copy of the cftr gene into affected cells. Transferring the normal cftr gene into the affected epithelium cells would result in the production of functional cftr in all target cells, without adverse reactions or an inflammation response.Good luck thanks.