Cystic fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition where there is an abnormality of the mucous glands, therefore causing a thickening of the mucus – this causes a build-up in the lungs and other organs creating a blockage of the airways and impairing breathing. People with CF need to undergo constant treatment in order to remove the excess mucus from their lungs. The stress placed on the lungs results in irreversible damage and regular infections. 1 in 25 Australians carries the CF gene.

CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Our research programs explore new ways to prevent, and better understand CF and improve its diagnosis and management.

Cystic fibrosis was last modified: November 26th, 2018 by Sarah Cermak

Cystic fibrosis was last modified: November 26th, 2018 by Sarah Cermak