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Bronchiectasis: Diagnosis and Treatment

August 2, 201610 min
Bronchiectasis is defined as abnormal, irreversible thick-walled dilatation of the bronchi and represents the end stage of a variety of pathological processes. Caused by the inflammatory reaction of the bronchi and their frequent chronic bacterial colonization. Bronchiectasis usually presents with recurrent lower respiratory tract infections and chronic mucopurulent sputum production.Listen in as George Martin Solomon, MD discusses diagnosis and treatment options for Bronchiectasis.

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