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Bronchiectasis

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Contributors: Mary Anne Morgan MD
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Synopsis

A disorder of the airways leading to airway dilatation and destruction, chronic sputum production, and a tendency towards recurrent infection. Causes range from cystic fibrosis to early childhood infections.

Patients typically present with productive cough, chest congestion, purulent sputum, and dyspnea. Management involves treating the underlying etiology and improving airway clearance to break the cycle of recurrent infections and progressive airways destruction.

Codes

ICD10CM:
J47.9 – Bronchiectasis, uncomplicated

SNOMEDCT:
12295008 – Bronchiectasis

Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls

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Drug Reaction Data

Below is a list of drugs with literature evidence indicating an adverse association with this diagnosis. The list is continually updated through ongoing research and new medication approvals. Click on Citations to sort by number of citations or click on Medication to sort the medications alphabetically.

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Last Updated: 10/14/2016
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Bronchiectasis : Dyspnea, Wheezing, Productive cough with copious sputum
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