Mar 19, · Individuals who are diagnosed as adults usually have less typical symptoms with fewer complications, fewer lung infections and lower rates of pancreatic problems. Oct 01, · In fact, in a recent analysis using the CFFPR, investigators reported and year survival rates of 76% and 65%, respectively, in adult-diagnosed patients, as opposed to the 88% and 86% rates reported in this study (7).Cited by: 1.
Jan 01, · Traditionally regarded as a pediatric disorder, cystic fibrosis (CF) has become a disease of adults. While cystic fibrosis is usually diagnosed in childhood, adults with no symptoms (or mild symptoms) during their youth can still be found to have the disease.
Cystic fibrosis is a complex, chronic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. More than 30, children and adults in the United States have CF (70, worldwide). Aug 06, · Cystic fibrosis (CF) is most often diagnosed in childhood, but older people and those with rare forms of the disease may not be diagnosed until well into adulthood.
Adults diagnosed with cystic fibrosis usually are found to have delayed symptoms in CF and therefore have more atypical symptoms which may have been the cause of the late diagnosis. Research has shown that people with late diagnosis demonstrate fewer complications, less serious lung disease, and a lower incidence of pancreatic problems. Jan 24, · At 54 years of age, I was just diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in early October of For me, it began back on February 1 of (I know this date because I was .