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Vol 75, No 2 (2007)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2007-06-03
Submitted: 2013-02-22
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A 30-year history of a patient with bronchiectasis

Justyna Czerniawska, Iwona Hawryłkiewicz, Dorota Górecka
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2007;75(2):186-190.

open access

Vol 75, No 2 (2007)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2007-06-03
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

We describe the long-term course of a patient with bronchiectasis. Sequential chest X-rays, symptoms, spirometry and blood gas analysis obtained during the observation period showed gradual progression. Conservative medical management was implemented in the treatment of described patient. Bronchiectasis is a disease characterised by irreversible dilation of airways, repeated respiratory infections, productive cough and dyspnoea caused by a variety of factors. The foundations of therapy include administration of antibiotics, treatment of underlying conditions, bronchial hygene and rarely - surgery. Survival in bronchiectasis depends on presence of comorbidities and complications of lung disease.

Abstract

We describe the long-term course of a patient with bronchiectasis. Sequential chest X-rays, symptoms, spirometry and blood gas analysis obtained during the observation period showed gradual progression. Conservative medical management was implemented in the treatment of described patient. Bronchiectasis is a disease characterised by irreversible dilation of airways, repeated respiratory infections, productive cough and dyspnoea caused by a variety of factors. The foundations of therapy include administration of antibiotics, treatment of underlying conditions, bronchial hygene and rarely - surgery. Survival in bronchiectasis depends on presence of comorbidities and complications of lung disease.
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Keywords

bronchiectasis; case report

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Title

A 30-year history of a patient with bronchiectasis

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 75, No 2 (2007)

Pages

186-190

Published online

2007-06-03

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2007;75(2):186-190.

Keywords

bronchiectasis
case report

Authors

Justyna Czerniawska
Iwona Hawryłkiewicz
Dorota Górecka

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