What are the primary goals of treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF)?

Updated: Oct 22, 2019
  • Author: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP; Chief Editor: Kenan Haver, MD  more...
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The primary goals of CF treatment include the following:

  • Maintaining lung function as near to normal as possible by controlling respiratory infection and clearing airways of mucus

  • Administering nutritional therapy (ie, enzyme supplements, multivitamin and mineral supplements) to maintain adequate growth

  • Managing complications


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