We all know that CFers seem to have different experiences with their disease. Looking at CF forums some Cfers receive lung transplants in their teens or die before their 18th birthday while others are in their 30s with PFTs in the 90s. Drs, scientist, and patients alike would love to know what other factors besides mutation type leads to these variations in severity. This article discusses just that. Although, it is still being researched it is great to know that the more we learn about the disease the better the prognosis will be for all of us.
Genes Tied to Severity of Cystic Fibrosis Identified - US News and World Report