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Supportive care in cystic fibrosis

Andrew Clayton

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Second edition

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199591763
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739149 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591763.003.0019

Series: Supportive Care Series

Supportive care in cystic fibrosis

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common autosomal recessive disease in Caucasian populations affecting approximately 1 in 2500 live births. It's most striking clinical feature is progressive lung inflammation and infection. This chapter discusses medical management in CF, specialist CF care, psychology and CF, and palliation and bereavement.

Keywords: cystic fibrosis; lung inflammation; lung infection; medical management

Chapter.  5077 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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