The UK NSC recommendation on Cystic fibrosis screening in newborns (currently under review)
Find general information about population health screening.
More about Cystic fibrosis (newborn)
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) was recognised as a specific entity by Dorothy Andersen of New York in 1938. The condition is characterised by early onset of severe intestinal malabsorption, failure to thrive and recurrent chest infections and pneumonia which, if untreated, leads to death from malnutrition and respiratory failure in infancy or early childhood. Due to improved treatment, particularly with antibiotics and better pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy, average survival has steadily improved to around 37 years.
Screening in the UK
Compare how screening is offered across the UK.
The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for stakeholders can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.
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