Global Cystic Fibrosis market: Over 68,000 cases in 0-35 age group by 2020

Press release   •   Apr 18, 2013 11:40 BST

Prevalent cases in the global Cystic Fibrosis market are expected to increase in the 0-35 year age group from 58,056 in 2012 to 68,373 in 2020. This would give an annual growth rate of 1.78% between 2012 and 2020.

National healthcare practices affect the diagnosis rate and survival rate of any disease, and CF patients can sometimes experience substantially different lives depending on the country they are born and treated in. CF patients in the US are more likely to live well into adulthood compared to several decades ago, and expect a median survival age of 37 years, showing a dramatic improvement of over the last 25 years.

The CF patient population's average survival age in the US has steadily increased due to early diagnosis and treatment with all 50 states screening for CF in newborns. As a result of this stringency, the National Cystic Fibrosis Patient Registry reported that 75.7% of patients with CF suffered no medical complications.

Similarly to the other markets, Spain's median age of death has increased in CF patients, with early screening and detection resulting in earlier treatment. The most common cause of CF-related death in Spain is respiratory failure, but improved treatment, lung transplants, and nutrition control is successfully tackling this problem.

In comparison, Germany boasts a relatively low crude mortality rate compared with most countries, but we believe that this may be due to CF deaths being underreported, undiagnosed, or undertreated.

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