Management of bronchiectasis is geared toward secretion clearance, use of antibiotics, influenza and pneumonia vaccinations, and utilizing many of the treatments of cystic fibrosis. Smoking cessation, treatment of rhinosinusitis, chest physiotherapy, and removal of nasal polyps may be employed. See nicotine dependence for information on smoking cessation. Bilateral lung transplant, if considered, may require modifications or heart-lung transplant due to situs inversus. Prognosis with appropriate therapies is generally good, despite repeated respiratory infections.
For more information, see OMIM.
Q89.3 – Situs inversus
42402006 – Kartagener Syndrome
- Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Cystic fibrosis
- Interstitial lung diseases