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Clinical management of CF

Clinical management of CF

CF is a multi-system disorder with a wide spectrum of symptoms. Effective clinical management relies on a continuum of care delivered by a multi-disciplinary team, from early infant diagnosis through paediatric care and into adulthood. This section provides a top-level overview of established approaches to diagnose and treat CF, while focusing more on CFTR modulators.

Diagnosis and screening

CF can be diagnosed through prenatal or newborn screening as well as by the classical diagnosis using the sweat chloride test. See an outline of the main approaches used to diagnosis and screen for CF.

Established therapies

See a selected overview of current conventional treatment strategies to treat individuals with CF.

CFTR modulators

Discover more about how this novel drug class could revolutionise CF treatment.