Cystic Fibrosis and COVID-19

Authors: Kyle D. Chapman, MD, Kathryn S. Moffett, MD


In the early days of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, most of the specialists caring for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) feared for the worst while waiting for more evidence to better characterize the natural history of the disease. Any emerging pathogen could spell trouble for patients with chronic lung disease, but a rapidly spreading respiratory virus with no proven treatments was especially concerning. As more data emerged from China and later Italy, the concern for the potential impact on patients with CF continued to grow. Although the disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 is hard on older adults, younger adults are not spared.
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