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Bronchiectasis

  • Alternative Names

    Acquired bronchiectasis; Congenital bronchiectasis


    Prevention

    The risk may be reduced if lung infections are promptly treated.

    Childhood vaccinations and a yearly flu vaccine help reduce the chance of some infections. Avoiding upper respiratory infections, smoking, and pollution may also reduce your risk of infection.


    References

    Iseman MD, Chan ED. Bronchiectasis. In: Mason RJ, Broaddus CV, Martin TR, et al. Murray & Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:chap 42.