Bronchiectasis (Acquired, Congenital) (cont.)

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What is the prognosis of bronchiectasis?

In general, congenital causes of bronchiectasis (cystic fibrosis, for example) usually have a worse prognosis than bronchiectasis developed from acquired diseases. However, those with acquired bronchiectasis can have a fair to good prognosis if bronchiectasis is recognized early and appropriate treatment is done. However, bronchiectasis is often slowly progressive; those patients that pay attention to getting early and appropriate treatment along with avoiding situations that may exacerbate the disease will likely have a fair to good prognosis.

REFERENCE: MedscapeReference. Bronchiectasis.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/21/2014

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