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Question from the community: What can you tell me about bronchiectasis?


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  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    10 months ago

    Hi SusanHU and Alesandra. I noticed this question also has gone unanswered since March 29. Besides your referenced posted article, Alesandra, I thought it might be helpful for our COPD.net community members (who were interested), to look over this article that differentiates between the two conditions – COPD and bronchiectasis: https://lungdiseasenews.com/2015/01/26/copd-bronchiectasis-similarities-differences/.
    Wishing you both the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

  • Alesandra Bevilacqua moderator
    10 months ago

    According to lung.org (http://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/bronchiectasis/learn-about-bronchiectasis.html), bronchiectasis occurs when the walls of the airways (bronchi) thicken as a result of chronic inflammation and/or infection and results in mucus accumulating. I hope this helps! Warmly, Alesandra (COPD.net)

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