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Related Diseases and Complications of Cystic Fibrosis

With early diagnosis and proper treatment, complications of cystic fibrosis can be minimized but it is likely that there will be some bumps in the road along the way. Learn about common complications and strategies to prevent them before they happen.

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Cystic Fibrosis
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is becoming an increasingly common complication in people with cystic fibrosis. Learn more about MRSA, and find out what you can do to minimize your risk of getting a MRSA infection.

What Risk Does the Flu Pose to Someone With Cystic Fibrosis?
Getting the flu can be a big problem for people with cystic fibrosis. Find out what problems influenza can cause, and why people with CF should try to avoid it.

10 Things You Should Know About Burkholderia Cepacia
Burkholderia cepacia, which used to be called Pseudomonas cepacia, is a rare but significant threat to people who have cystic fibrosis (CF). While the odds are in your favor that you'll never encounter Burkholderia cepacia, you should have a basic understanding of what it is and how to reduce your risk of getting it.

Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA)
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a condition that sometimes occurs in those with cystic fibrosis. Learn what ABPA is, and who is at risk for developing it. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and some simple things you can do to reduce your risk of developing ABPA.

Aspergillus and Aspergillosis
Aspergillus is an organism that can cause problems for people with cystic fibrosis. Learn more about aspergillus and the risk it poses to people with cystic fibrosis.

Sinus Infections and Cystic Fibrosis
Chronic sinus infections are much different than the acute sinus infections that most people are familiar with. Most people with cystic fibrosis will eventually have sinus problems that could lead to problems down the road. Could you or your child be one of them? Learn what you need to know.

Cystic Fibrosis–Related Diabetes
Many people with cystic fibrosis (CF) develop an additional condition called "cystic fibrosis–related diabetes" (CFRD) when they enter adolescence or young adulthood. CFRD is different than the type of diabetes that people without cystic fibrosis can get. Learn what CFRD is, and find out about causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for this common complication of cystic fibrosis.

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection is a frequent complication in many people with cystic fibrosis.

Urinary Incontinence
Women with cystic fibrosis may begin to experience involuntary bladder leakage at some point in adolescence or early adulthood. Learn more about incontinence and how to stop it in its tracks.

Sinus Infection Video
Sinus infections, also called sinusitis, are common in people with cystic fibrosis. Watch a video to learn more about sinus infections.

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