Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease passed down through families that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract, and other areas of the body.
It is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children and young adults. It is a life-threatening disorder.
CF is caused by a defective gene. Millions of Americans carry this defect gene, but do not have any symptoms. This is because a person must inherit two defective copies of the gene - one from each parent - in order to show symptoms.
The Cystic Fibrosis Program at the University of Louisville is a fully accredited, multi-disciplinary program focused on improving clinical outcomes in all patients with cystic fibrosis through patient and family centered care in collaboration with The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Daily efforts are made to assure each individual is achieving maximum benefit from personalized care plans.
Advances in the management of cystic fibrosis continue to provide improved clinical outcomes, and active research on new treatment protocols is a priority for our center.