Bronchiectasis - Symptoms

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What are the types of bronchiectasis?

Some researchers have described three primary types of bronchiectasis. These types are defined by their anatomical/microscopic appearance.

  1. Cylindrical bronchiectasis, the mildest form of bronchiectasis that shows the loss of normal airway tapering.
  2. Saccular or varicose bronchiectasis shows further distortion of the airway wall along with more mucous and sputum production by the individual; some of the bronchi may appear to be in a beaded form.
  3. The most severe form of bronchiectasis and the least common form is cystic bronchiectasis. This form has large air spaces and a honeycombed appearance in CT scan studies and usually has thicker walls than the blebs seen with emphysema. Some people have more than one type in their lungs.
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Comment from: keith, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 29

My symptoms of my bronchiectasis were persistent cough, and occasional back and chest pain. Main problem is 24 hour bouts of sudden runny nose leading to itchy nasal passage, and feeling like running a temperature and flushed.

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