chapter  41
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- Cystic fibrosis center care

BySusan Madge, Jackie Francis, Diana Bilton

Cystic brosis (CF) is a multisystem disease, which requires a holistic approach to care by a multidisciplinary team (MDT) of CF specialist health professionals.1 e aim of CF care is to

● Prevent chronic infection ● Minimize deterioration ● Maintain independence ● Optimize quality of life ● Maximize life expectancy

e importance of specialist CF center care cannot be overemphasized and has been recognized by a number of professional organizations.2,3 Additionally, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (United States) and the European Cystic Fibrosis Society also strongly endorse the principle and importance of specialist CF center care.