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Prognosis of Cystic Fibrosis

Prognosis of Cystic Fibrosis: The predicted median age of survival for a person with CF is 37 years. However, with the continuous introduction of many new treatments, the life expectancy of a person with CF is increasing to ages as high as 40 or 50. Lung transplantation is often necessary as CF worsens ...see also Overview of Cystic Fibrosis

Prognosis for Cystic Fibrosis: Improved therapy has transformed CF from a disease characterized by death in early childhood to a chronic illness, with most patients living to adulthood. But despite this progress, there still is no cure for the disease and most patients eventually succumb to infections of the airways and lung failure. (Source: excerpt from Cystic Fibrosis Research Directions: NIDDK) ... On the average, individuals with CF have a lifespan of approximately 30 years. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Facts About Cystic Fibrosis: NHLBI) ...see also Overview of Cystic Fibrosis

Onset of Cystic Fibrosis: Symptoms of CF appear in infancy and childhood

Deaths and Mortality Rates

Deaths from Cystic Fibrosis: 485 deaths (NHLBI 1999)

Estimated mortality rate for Cystic Fibrosis from prevalence and deaths statistics:

  • Deaths: 484 (USA annual deaths calculated from this data: 485 deaths (NHLBI 1999))
  • Incidence: 8,774 (USA prevalence calculated from this data: 1 per 31,000 Asian American newborns suffer from cystic fibrosis in the US, genetics Home Reference website
  • 5.5% (ratio of deaths to prevalence).
  • See also Deaths and Cystic Fibrosis and Overview of Cystic Fibrosis.

Estimated mortality rate for Cystic Fibrosis from incidence and deaths statistics:

  • Deaths: 484 (USA annual deaths calculated from this data: 485 deaths (NHLBI 1999))
  • Incidence: 2,500 (USA annual incidence calculated from this data: 2,500 babies annually USA; 1 in 3,000 Caucasian babies
  • 19.4% (ratio of deaths to incidence).
  • See also Deaths and Cystic Fibrosis and Overview of Cystic Fibrosis.

Complications:

Complications of Cystic Fibrosis may include:

Complications of Cystic Fibrosis from the Diseases Database include:


Source: Diseases Database

See also complications of Cystic Fibrosis.

Death Statistics for Cystic Fibrosis

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths related to Cystic Fibrosis:

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About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Cystic Fibrosis usually refers to the likely outcome of Cystic Fibrosis. The prognosis of Cystic Fibrosis may include the duration of Cystic Fibrosis, chances of complications of Cystic Fibrosis, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Cystic Fibrosis, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Cystic Fibrosis. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

 

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