INTENDED FOR PATIENTS AND THEIR CARERS IN THE UK OR IRELAND

INTENDED FOR PATIENTS AND THEIR CARERS IN THE UK OR IRELAND

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What is cystic fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the UK’s most common life-threatening genetic diseases. It affects around 10,400 people in the UK. About 1 in every 2,500 babies born in the UK will have CF.1

What is cystic fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the UK’s most common life-threatening genetic diseases. It affects around 10,400 people in the UK. About 1 in every 2,500 babies born in the UK will have CF.1

CF is the result of a faulty gene in our DNA. Around 1 person in 25 carries the faulty CF gene, often without knowing. If two people who carry the CF gene have a baby, there is a 1 in 4 chance of the baby having CF.

In people with CF, the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, become clogged with thick sticky mucus. This results in chronic infections and inflammation in the lungs and difficulty digesting food. CF can also cause many other health problems.1

 

You can click below for more information on the Chiesi product(s) you, or someone you care for, has been been prescribed for CF. On the useful links page, you can find links to websites which provide more information about CF and its treatment.

Remember, you should always ask a member of your CF team if you have any questions about your CF or your medication(s).

This medicine is subject to additional monitoring. This will allow quick identification of new safety information. You can help by reporting any side effects you may get. See www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard for how to report side effects in the UK or www.hpra.ie for Ireland.

1. Cystic Fibrosis Trust UK. FAQs. Available online at: https://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk/what-is-cystic-fibrosis/faqs. Accessed October 2018.