Medical Definition of Bronchiectasis

Our Bronchiectasis (Acquired, Congenital) Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Bronchiectasis (Acquired, Congenital)

Bronchiectasis: Permanent abnormal widening of the bronchi (air tubes that branch deep into the lungs). Bronchiectasis can cause recurrent lung infections, a disabling cough, shortness of breath, and coughing up blood.

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