What is Pa and why should you fight it?

Pa can be a harmful bacteria found in the lungs of almost half of all people with cystic fibrosis (CF).1 When CF patients are infected with Pa in their lungs, it can cause worsening symptoms like coughing, wheezing, and mucus production and make it harder to breathe.3,5

As CF patients get older, having Pa infection in their lungs is more common. For example, about 30% of children with CF have a Pa infection by age 10. That number climbs to 60% by age 24 and to over 70% by adulthood. Over time, Pa infection may cause irritation and damage to the lungs that won’t go away.2

As cystic fibrosis patients get older, they are more likely to have Pa infection in their lungs.6

Pa age infection chart