The oral antibiotic advancing cystic fibrosis treatment
July 12, 2022
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease caused by a defective CFTR protein. CFTR is responsible for regulating the flow of salt and water through the lungs. In people with CF, the protein is not able to function properly, and salt and water can not flow through the lungs as easily as they should. This can lead to thick mucus in the lungs and other problems.
There is currently no cure for CF, but there are treatments that can help manage the disease. One of the most important treatments is antibiotics. Antibiotics are used to fight infections, and they can help clear the mucus from the lungs in people with CF.
A new study has found that a particular antibiotic, called clarithromycin, is a very effective treatment for CF. The study found that clarithromycin was able to clear the mucus from the lungs in almost all of the people who took it. The study also found that clarithromycin was safe and effective.
The study was conducted in the United Kingdom, and it is the first study of its kind. The study will help to improve the treatment of CF and may lead to the development of new antibiotics that are even more effective.