Cystic fibrosis is the most common congenital metabolic disease that is currently incurable. Those affected suffer, among other things, from thick mucus in the lungs, resulting in chronic coughing and frequent and protracted lung infections. Cystic fibrosis is a systemic disease. This means that not only the lungs but also other organs are affected. For example, the digestive organs are also disturbed in their function, which can lead to deficiency symptoms. Until about 15 years ago, cystic fibrosis was still considered a "childhood disease" because patients died in childhood. Thanks to effective therapies this has changed and improved. New treatments have increased the average life expectancy to about 40 years. A child born today with cystic fibrosis can live to be 50 years and older.1
As one of the experts in this field, Chiesi offers various therapy options for cystic fibrosis patients to improve the lives of those who suffer from it. In addition to medications, we offer patients and their relatives information for their everyday life with the disease.
Our website muko-experte.de (German only) provides detailed information about the disease. Causes and symptoms, guidelines, service materials and important addresses help patients to deal with the disease and inform interested parties.
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1 Mukoviszidose e.V. Bundesverband. Access: https://mukobw.de/krankheitsbild/ (Date of access: June 24, 2020)