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What is the average life expectancy with cystic fibrosis?
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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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.

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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.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
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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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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