Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disorder that causes mucus in the body to become thick and sticky. While cystic fibrosis is usually diagnosed in childhood, adults with no symptoms (or mild symptoms) during their youth can still be found to have the disease.
While the majority of new cystic fibrosis (CF) diagnoses are detected very early in life Most adult diagnoses are made once an individual exhibits symptoms.
Jul 9, 2019 However, adults diagnosed with cystic fibrosis are more likely to have atypical symptoms, such as recurring bouts of inflamed pancreas.
The face of cystic fibrosis is changing as adults with CF now outnumber children with the disease. As more people with CF reach adulthood and live.
Jul 16, 2018 predictors of reduced survival among adults diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.