Cystic fibrosis

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Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the UK's commonest life-threatening inherited disease. It affects over 8,000 babies, children and young adults in the UK. One in every 2,500 babies is born with cystic fibrosis.

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The need for segregation

Segregation

Segregation for patients with Cystic Fibrosis has been in place at the Royal Brompton Hospital since 2006. Our patients can find these changes quite difficult. We made this film to explain why segregation is in place and what we should know about cross infection.

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Help at school

Cystic fibrosis

It makes a huge difference for me to know that there is an adult at my school who knows all about my condition and who I can talk to if I am worried or unwell.

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