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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Lung infection

People with cystic fibrosis are susceptible to a range of bacterial and fungal infections which can reduce lung function and, ultimately, reduce life expectancy. 

In order to stay as infection-free as possible, people with cystic fibrosis (CF) receive regular courses of intravenous antibiotics, usually delivered in hospital.

However, the rise in infections that are resistant to antibiotics, such as MRSA, and ongoing problems with bacteria such as Burkholderia cepacia complex, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Mycobacterium abscessus means that more and better antibiotics are needed. Find out more about how cystic fibrosis affects the lungs and how the risk of passing lung infections from one person to another (cross-infection) affects people with the condition.

We continue to fund research aimed at understanding these bacteria and other micro-organisms and finding better ways to fight them.

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Research we're funding

The Trust is committed to funding and supporting cutting-edge research to find new and better treatments for cystic fibrosis. Take a look at some of that work and the progress that is being made.

What is cystic fibrosis?

Find out more about cystic fibrosis, its diagnosis and how it is treated, as well as useful links to our publications and other organisations who can help.

More information

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