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Bronchiectasis (Acquired, Congenital) (cont.)

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What is the prognosis of bronchiectasis?

In general, congenital causes of bronchiectasis (cystic fibrosis, for example) usually have a worse prognosis than bronchiectasis developed from acquired diseases. Those with acquired bronchiectasis can have a fair to good prognosis if bronchiectasis is recognized early and appropriate treatment is done. However, bronchiectasis is often slowly progressive. Those patients that pay attention to getting early and appropriate treatment along with avoiding situations that may exacerbate the disease will likely have a fair to good prognosis.

Medically reviewed by James E. Gerace, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Pulmonary Disease

REFERENCE:

MedscapeReference. Bronchiectasis.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/1/2015

Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/bronchiectasis_acquired_congenital/article.htm

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