Cystic Fibrosis: What do we need to know?
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common inherited genetic disease in the UK. Improvements in both diagnosis and treatment over the last 30 years have resulted in increased survival with children born in the 1990s now likely to live into their forties. Although much of the treatment is delivered in hospitals, healthcare professionals in primary care should be aware of management principles and understand the impact of the condition on patients and their families. This article provides an overview of CF and shows how to support patients and families in primary care.