Bronchiectasis is an irreversible dilatation of ≥1 airways accompanied by recurrent transmural bronchial infection/inflammation and chronic mucopurulent sputum production.
Typical symptoms include chronic productive cough, wheezing, and dyspnea.
Symptoms are often accompanied by repeated respiratory infections.
Once diagnosed, investigate etiology.
Treat underlying conditions.
Recognize an acute exacerbation with four out of nine criteria.
Change in sputum production
Children and adults with CF and non–CF-related bronchiectasis should be treated by comprehens...
J47.9 Bronchiectasis, uncomplicated
J47.1 Bronchiectasis with (acute) exacerbation
J47.0 Bronchiectasis with acute lower respiratory infection
Q33.4 Congenital bronchiectasis
Symptoms of bronchiectasis include chronic productive cough, wheezing, and dyspnea often accompanied by repeated respiratory infections.
A chest x-ray has poor sensitivity and specifici...
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