Cystic Fibrosis

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening condition which causes mucus buildup in the body, severely damaging the respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems. Cystic fibrosis, most often diagnosed during childhood, is caused by an inherited gene mutation. Although cystic fibrosis cannot be cured, many CF patients are living longer, healthier lives thanks to progress in research and care.

For more information, please visit: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Departments_and_Services/lung-center/adult-cystic-fibrosis-lung-disorders.aspx or http://www.childrenshospital.org/centers-and-services/cystic-fibrosis-center-program.