Epidemiology of Cystic Fibrosis

Clin Chest Med. 2016 Mar;37(1):1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2015.10.002.


Improved quality of care and rapidly emerging therapeutic strategies to restore chloride transport profoundly impact the epidemiology and pathobiology of cystic fibrosis (CF) in the twenty-first century. CF now serves as a model for chronic illness management, continuous quality improvement via registry data, and a seamless link between basic science research, translational studies, clinical trials, and outcomes research to enable rapid expansion of treatment options.

Keywords: Cystic fibrosis; Cystic fibrosis diagnosis; Cystic fibrosis epidemiology; Review.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cystic Fibrosis / epidemiology*
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Morbidity / trends