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Cystic Fibrosis

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive tract. It is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children and young adults and may result in early death.

Currently, there is no cure for cystic fibrosis. However, the experienced medical team of Jefferson's Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine can provide personalized care to help improve your quality of life. Through a variety of treatment options that may include aggressive drug treatments and therapies, along with lifestyle modification, we can help you prevent complications, improve airflow and reduce mucus in the lungs.