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Mucoviscidosis (cystic fibrosis): Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

If your child has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, do not despair. There are ways to alleviate the symptoms of this condition, so that your child can live life to the fullest. We are here to help you find the best medical care for your child.

Below is a list of treatments for cystic fibrosis. By clicking on the search results, not only will you be able to find the most suitable clinics and the best specialists in this field, you will also be able to find out how much such treatments cost and book the program you are interested in online.

Booking Health offers the following options of treatment for this diagnosis.

Diagnostic
Price from
3771.00
Diagnosis and conservative treatment
Price from
8687.00
Pulmonary rehabilitation
Price from
472.00

Best hospitals for Mucoviscidosis (cystic fibrosis) treatment

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location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Gummersbach

District Hospital Gummersbach Oberberg


The Gummersbach District Hospital is a part of the Klinikum Oberberg and offers its patients a wide range of services. Here work highly qualified employees, who take care of patient health around the clock. The overriding priority of the Klinikum Oberberg is medical and nursing care meeting all patients’ needs.

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location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Academic Hospital Augustinerinnen


The Academic Hospital Augustinerinnen in Cologne is a hospital of standard medical care with 318 beds. As an academic teaching hospital of the University of Cologne, the Hospital is actively engaged in research and training. The Hospital annually treats 12,730 inpatients and 16,452 outpatients.

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About the disease

Cystic fibrosis, also known as mucoviscidosis, is an inherited disorder that affects the lungs and digestive system by attacking the cells responsible for the production of bodily fluids. Mucus and saliva are thicker than normal, causing breathing passageways to become congested and the functioning of the lungs and pancreas to be disrupted. A child will only inherit cystic fibrosis if both parents have the defective gene that causes this disorder.

In the past, children with cystic fibrosis would often not live past their teens. Today, although it cannot be completely cured, this condition can be controlled and life expectancy has increased. People with cystic fibrosis can still go to school, attend university and go to work. Advancements in medicine mean that in the future, people with cystic fibrosis are expected to live a lot longer.

Babies are usually diagnosed with cystic fibrosis within the first few months after they are born. The diagnosis can be made even before any symptoms arise. In some cases, symptoms do not appear until adolescence or adulthood, but it is still important to attend regular check-ups at the doctor. Some people only experience symptoms of cystic fibrosis occasionally, while others suffer inflammation of the lungs or pancreas on a regular basis.

Symptoms

  • Cough with very thick mucus
  • Recurrent inflammation of lungs or pancreas
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Frequent infections of respiratory and digestive systems
  • Constipation
  • Excessively salty sweat
  • Babies are slow to gain weight

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will use a stethoscope to listen to the child’s lungs, to check for wheezing or other breathing problems.
  • The doctor will also ask the child’s parents if they or anyone in the family have cystic fibrosis.
  • A blood test can be used to analyze the chemicals released by the child’s pancreas. High levels of one specific chemical can indicate the presence of cystic fibrosis.
  • Genetic testing can establish whether a child has a gene that causes cystic fibrosis.

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment can alleviate the symptoms of cystic fibrosis and prolong life expectancy.
  • Various antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed, to prevent the reappearance of infections and reduce inflammation.
  • Special drugs that thin the mucus are also prescribed, to improve the functioning of the lungs.

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