Bronchiectasis in Children Unrelated to Cystic Fibrosis

Cansu Yilmaz Yegit, Anne B. Chang, Bulent Karadag

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Bronchiectasis is characterized by abnormal dilation of bronchi seen on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) as a result of damage in the bronchial wall, with a clinical syndrome of chronic productive (or wet) cough and recurrent infections [1]. French physician René Laennec is the first scientist to describe the disease in 1819 [2]. Bronchiectasis may occur due to various diseases predisposing to recurrent lower respiratory tract infections including pneumonia [3]. Although sometimes it is still considered an orphan disease by some, bronchiectasis unrelated to cystic fibrosis (CF) is now increasingly recognized as a chronic respiratory disease worldwide that is not uncommon [1, 4]. This chapter deals with bronchiectasis unrelated to CF, unless otherwise specified.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAirway diseases
EditorsCemal Cingi, Arzu Yorgancioglu, Nuray Bayar Muluk, Alvaro A. Cruz
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-22483-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-22482-9
Publication statusPublished - 2023


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