Severe respiratory diseases
Severe respiratory diseases: Cystic Fibrosis
Around 100,000 people worldwide suffer from Cystic Fibrosis, the most common severe genetic disease. This multi-organ disease mainly affects the lungs, which are hit by chronic infections and inflammations that cause their progressive deterioration. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is another chronic and progressive respiratory disorder, the main cause of which is exposure (active or passive) to tobacco smoke.
*Sources: ECFS Patient Registry, Report 2015; World Health Organization
People worldwide who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis
Cases of Cystic Fibrosis affecting children in Europe
Cases of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) worldwide in 2016