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Cystic fibrosis

Affected by Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease. It is caused by damage to the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. People with CF can experience a range of health problems affecting their:

  • Lungs
  • Pancreas
  • Liver
  • Bowel
  • Reproductive system
  • Upper airways
  • Bones and joints

This website provides information on problems in the lungs and the treatments that may be used to help.

Lung problems are linked with the problems CF causes in the mucociliary system – or lungs’ surface. Understanding this system can help explain why many different treatments are needed.

You should always consult a healthcare professional about your medicines.

Adverse events should be reported to Pharmaxis Ltd by email: