Cystic fibrosis and pancreatic disease

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Opinion statement

Cystic fibrosis encompasses a broad spectrum of disease activity. This is no longer considered only a childhood disease. In fact, many patients with the classic form of CF live well into adulthood, and many atypical forms of CF are now being studied. Based on gene mutations, patients may present in adulthood with single organ involvement such as chronic pancreatitis. Diagnosis and treatment of CF-related conditions are evolving areas of research and discovery. As new therapies emerge for cystic fibrosis, new therapies will also be available for related pancreatic disorders.