Bronchiectasis

Overview

Bronchiectasis may result from an infection or medical condition, such as pneumonia or cystic fibrosis. Mucus builds up and breeds bacteria, causing frequent infections.

Symptoms

Symptoms include a daily cough that occurs over months or years and daily production of large amounts of phlegm.

Treatments

Treatment may include physical therapy and medications, such as antibiotics and drugs to help loosen mucus.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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