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Does a double lung transplant completely eliminate lung problems for cystic fibrosis patients?

It should. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition causing significant lung dysfunction. A double lung transplantation replaces the native lungs with supposedly normal lungs, eliminating the problem, but replacing it with problems directly related to transplanted lungs, i.e. Chronic rejection or bronchiolitis obliterans. Read more...
CF Transplantation. A double lung transplantation for CF does treat CF lung disease, but the patient still has cystic fibrosis, affecting other organs, including the GI tract and sinuses. There are a number of lung problems that can develop after surgery, including infections. The treatment regimen will be very different from your usual CF regimen and will include medications to prevent rejection. Read more...

Does a successful lung transplant completely get rid of the lung problems for cystic fibrosis patients?

Yes. A successful double lung transplant gets rid of pulmonary problems for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. However, all of the other CF issues persist (chronic sinusitis, pancreatic insufficiency, fertility issues, diabetes). The average five year survival for patients who have CF who undergo transplant is around 55-65%. Read more...
It may. Or you could trade one set of problems for another - even successful lung transplants eventually develop obliterative bronchiolitis after a period of time. Be sure that you meet some post transplant patients who are successful, and compare your quality of life to theirs - if your treatment regimen is oppressive and your lung function is bad enough, you may be better of after a transplant. Read more...
CF. A successful lung transplantation will treat CF lung disease, but not other aspects of the disease, such as sinus disease. A patient will still have cf, but typically will not have to continue their usual CF medications for the treatment of lung disease/ the sinusitis associated with CF can predispose the patient to possible infections with pseudomonas. The first year rate of success is around 90%. Read more...
Unfortunately, no. some cases of cystic fibrosis are much more serious and others – some affect the liver as well as lungs. The cystic fibrosis association warns that transplantation may add years but it is not a cure. Read more...

What are symptoms of cystic fibrosis?

Cough, poor growth. Common symptoms of cystic fibrosis include cough, wheeze, recurrent lung infections, poor growth, foul smelling stools, salty sweat, clubbing, and rectal prolapse. The more symptoms the greater the chance of having cystic fibrosis. Most infants today are diagnosed by newborn screening for CF before they develop any symptoms and early therapy can minimize disease symptoms. Read more...

What are all the symptoms of cystic fibrosis?

Respiratory, GI. Mostly respiratory and GI symptoms such as: asthma like symptoms, recurrent pneumonias, lose stool with fawly smell, lipid soluable vitamin deficiencies, diabetes. Shahzeidi, md. Read more...

What are the symptoms of cystic fibrosis - is there a cure?

Lots of symptoms. Cystic fibrosis is a complicated disease. It can affect many different organ symptoms including respiratory, gi, and genitourinary. This is usually diagnosed in childhood, and there is no cure. Read more...

At what age do the symptoms of cystic fibrosis first appear?

Varies. Unfortunately, there is no correct answer to this. It really varies and depends on various factors, including the type of mutation a patient may have. Symptoms may start soon after birth, or years later. Read more...
Birth . Most cases are diagnosed at birth, although rare cases show up in their 20s or even 30s. Read more...