bronchiectasis
BRONCHIECTASIS
Bronchiectasis is an irreversible pathologic dilatation or ectasia of the bronchi due to repeated airway infection and inflammation.
It enhances susceptibility to bronchial infection and increases inflammatory reaction which causes further lung damage.
Classic symptoms of of bronchiectasis are cough with chronic sputum production along with recurring infective exacerbations and hemoptysis.

Prevention

Immunization

Influenza Vaccine
  • Should be given to patients >6 mth w/ bronchiectasis
Pneumococcal Vaccine
  • Polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine is advised for patients between ages 2 & 64 yrs w/ increased risk of having pneumococcal disease
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