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Bronchiectasis - How to prevent?

Bronchiectasis - Causes and Risk Factors

For up to half of people diagnosed with bronchiectasis, there is no clear underlying cause. This is called idiopathic bronchiectasis.

Some illnesses which cause bronchiectasis include:
  • severe lung infection in the past
  • underlying inherited disease, such as cystic fibrosis or primary ciliary dyskinesia
  • lack of immunity to infection
  • gastric reflux
  • severe allergic response to Aspergillus (moulds)
  • blockage of the airways

Bronchiectasis can also be associated with other diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease or rheumatoid arthritis. Bronchiectasis is not caused by smoking but smoking can worsen bronchiectasis.

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