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Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. Kids who have the condition are more likely get lung infections. That's because it causes the lungs to produce thick, sticky mucus that clogs the airways. CF also affects the intestines and how the body digests and absorbs food.

At 鶹ýƵվ, our CF care teams give children from birth to age 18 treatment and support at our certified CF Care Centers. We also offer the latest clinical trials for new medicines and therapies to help kids breathe easier and live better.


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Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. Kids who have the condition are more likely get lung infections. That's because it causes the lungs to produce thick, sticky mucus that clogs the airways. CF also affects the intestines and how the body digests and absorbs food.

At 鶹ýƵվ, our CF care teams give children from birth to age 18 treatment and support at our certified CF Care Centers. We also offer the latest clinical trials for new medicines and therapies to help kids breathe easier and live better.


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Cystic Fibrosis

Why Choose Us

At Nemours, our CF programs are nationally accredited by the . We participate in the foundation’s registry and transparency programs, which share outcome data and information for managing CF with families. Our research centers also provide access to CF clinical trials. Nemours has been  recognized with the CF Foundation’s Outstanding Partnership Award. And many of our physicians are named , year after year. We work together to help children living with cystic fibrosis get the care they need to live longer, healthier lives.

Regional Care Highlights

Delaware Valley Highlights

Delaware/Greater Philadelphia

We offer complete cystic fibrosis care at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware (Wilmington, Del.).

  • Delaware’s only pediatric nationally accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • CF Family Advisory Council (works with our CF care team to promote family-centered care)
  • Ronald McDonald House of Delaware (across the street from the hospital grounds) for a safe, affordable home away from home during long hospital stays

Florida Highlights

Central Florida

We complete cystic fibrosis care at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida, and Nemours Children’s Health, Downtown Orlando.

  • nationally accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Awarded the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fundamentals Learning and Leadership Collaborative grant in 2016 to improve care processes and clinical outcomes 
  • Part of the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Research Network
  • Aerosol laboratory (nationally recognized for helping determine the right amount and size of particles needed for medicines to be absorbed in kids’ lungs)
  • Ronald McDonald House at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida for a safe, affordable home away from home during long hospital stays

Northeast Florida

We complete cystic fibrosis care at 鶹ýƵվ, Jacksonville (working with Wolfson Children’s Hospital).

  • The first in Northeast Florida
  • Cystic Fibrosis Clinical and Research Center (nationally accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and part of the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Research Network)
  • Full pulmonary function testing
  • (located just across the street) for a safe, affordable home away from home during long hospital stays

Northwest Florida

We complete cystic fibrosis care at Nemours Children’s Health, Pensacola.

  • Nationally accredited — Northwest Florida’s only pediatric program nationally accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Florida (located near Nemours Children’s Health, Pensacola) for a safe, affordable home away from home during long hospital stays

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