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CF Behind the Scenes With Eugene




It's important to get children familiar with CF from an early age. This educational series offers a fun and engaging way to learn all about CF.

Downloadable Resources

CF at School

For Teachers of Students With CF

CF & Progression Guide

CF & Progression: Understanding the Underlying Impact

La fibrosis quística (FQ) y su Progresión: Comprensión del Impacto Subyacente

How much do you know about CF progression?

Put your knowledge to the test with CF Fact or Fiction.

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If someone has a mutation in 1 of their CFTR genes, it means they’ll have CF.
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Here’s the fact: In order for someone to have CF, they must have a mutation in both of their CFTR genes. Learn More >

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If both parents are carriers of a CF-causing mutation, there is a 100% chance that their child will have CF.
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Here’s the fact: When both parents are carriers of a disease-causing CFTR gene mutation, each of their children has a 25% chance of inheriting CF.  Learn More >

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Pulmonary exacerbations may require treatment with antibiotics (by mouth, inhaled, or intravenous [IV]).
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Pulmonary exacerbations occur when symptoms and/or lung function worsen. Pulmonary exacerbations may require treatment with antibiotics (by mouth, inhaled, or intravenous [IV]) and/or a hospital stay. Learn More >

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CF is only a disease of the lungs.
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Here's the fact: CF affects many different systems of the body. Learn More >

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CF only affects the male reproductive system.
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Here’s the fact: CF often affects the fertility of both women and men. Learn More >

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Having high lung function means that CF is not progressing.
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Here’s the fact: Lung damage may be present even when lung function is high.  Learn More >

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Both CFRD and cirrhosis are serious complications of CF.
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Scarring in the pancreas and the liver, caused by thick digestive fluids over time, can lead to serious complications such as CFRD and cirrhosis, respectively. Learn More>

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Some effects of CF may have no symptoms.
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Many effects of CF are silent at first. For example, lung damage may be occurring before it can be detected by some tests.  Learn More >

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Your CF Care Center will teach you how to perform airway clearance techniques after your child turns 1.
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Here’s the fact: Your care team will help you perform airway clearance techniques as soon as a week after your child’s diagnosis.  Learn More >

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Some people with CF will develop hearing loss over time.
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Hearing loss is common in people with CF who have been exposed to certain medications for an extended period of time.  Learn More >

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Scarring causes CF to progress in the affected organs.
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Scarring in organs causes them to lose function over time. Learn more > 

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Pancreatitis is common in people with CF.
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Here’s the fact: Pancreatitis only occurs in the small group of people with CF who are pancreatic sufficient.  Learn More >

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