Bronchiectasis

Acquired bronchiectasis; Congenital bronchiectasis; Chronic lung disease - brochiectasis

Bronchiectasis is a disease in which the large airways in the lungs are damaged. This causes the airways to become wider.

Bronchiectasis can be present at birth or infancy or develop later in life.

Lungs

The major features of the lungs include the bronchi, the bronchioles and the alveoli. The alveoli are the microscopic blood vessel-lined sacks in which oxygen and carbon dioxide gas are exchanged.

Respiratory system

Air is breathed in through the nasal passageways, travels through the trachea and bronchi to the lungs.

Causes

Symptoms

Exams and Tests

Treatment

Outlook (Prognosis)

Possible Complications

When to Contact a Medical Professional

Prevention