Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis: a constant struggle

More than 200 children are born annually cystic fibrosis carriers. This genetic disease causes mainly respiratory failure. Doctissimo back on a disease that one should ignore.

Cystic fibrosis: restoring the life to those who have not

More than 5 500 people are affected by cystic fibrosis in France. This disease is now the subject of a screening at birth, but unfortunately still without treatment. What are the symptoms? Are there any hopes for drugs?

What screening for cystic fibrosis?

There are now routinely tested at birth for cystic fibrosis. Several tests can thus confirm the diagnosis. For support the earliest possible stage is essential. However, prenatal diagnosis is restricted to families at risk. It can detect pregnancy this genetic disease. The point about these screenings.

More autonomy for patients

The life expectancy of those affected by cystic fibrosis is increasing. She is 39 years now, against only seven in 1965. After healing, and priority is to improve the quality of life of these 6 000 children and adults in France living with the disease. For combination Overcoming CF must empower patients.

Gene therapy: a case of defenses

Suicides, stimulating, restorative. Different strategies of gene therapy are currently being studied to fight against cancer, AIDS or cystic fibrosis. Strategies that the infiltration of elements suicide strengthening defense forces, we give an overview of research avenues implemented to fight against the three evils.