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My understanding is that cystic fibrosis patients have increased risk of pulmonary infection.
Placing two individuals with the same increased risk together would increase their risk even more. Read more Patients with cystic fibrosis are highly susceptible to lung infections.
A social network launched by the non-profit Cystic Fibrosis Canada will help them find one another and converse via video-chat, instant message or online forums.“It’s the kind of thing the community really needs,” says Carly Stagg, 31, of Calgary, a CF patient who was actively involved in planning and designing the new portal.
Stagg was diagnosed at the age of 14, much later than most cases, which are identified in the first few years of life.
Check out the link below, it gives some good information on cystic fibrosis and the various systemic effects: ...
Read more The caloric needs of a CF patient can be 20-30% higher or more than someone without cf. Are you looking for information or looking for a physician for cystic fibrosis?
Germs are a major concern for people with CF, but there are steps you can take to help students and faculty with CF lower the risk of cross infection.
Medical studies show that people with CF are at particular risk of spreading certain germs among others with the disease. In people with CF, thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs also allows germs to thrive and multiply.
Laura Seed, manager of the Pulmonary Function and Sleep Laboratory administers a breathing test to Juliana Eberschlag, 9.