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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

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Cystic fibrosis

Other Names for this Disease
  • CF
  • Mucoviscidosis
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Healthcare Services

General Services

  • Many individuals want to know about healthcare professionals or researchers who have knowledge of their conditions. When a condition is rare, it can be difficult to find someone who has seen many cases. Although there is no list of experts in rare diseases, GARD's How to Find a Disease Specialist fact sheet provides several ways to identify healthcare professionals who have experience with a particular condition. Click on the link to access this resource and learn more.

Specialty Clinics/Treatment Centers

  • The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation funds and accredits 115 cystic fibrosis care centers nationwide, including 94 adult programs. In addition, 54 affiliate programs provide multi-disciplinary care for CF with Foundation support. Staffed by teams of dedicated medical professionals, these centers provide CF care, including nutrition, pulmonary care and gastroenterology, as well as psychosocial specialties. To learn more about these centers as well as find one near you, click on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation link.

Genetic Services

  • You may wish to discuss your concerns with a genetics professional. The following online resources can help you find a genetics professional in your community:  

Parent Resources

  • The Parent Technical Assistance Center Network provides a list of the Parent Training and Information Centers in each state. These centers are funded by the United States Department of Education to provide early intervention and special education information and training to parents of children with disabilities from birth to age 26. Click on the link to find the Parent Center in your state.