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Diseases » Bronchiectasis » Summary
 

What is Bronchiectasis?

What is Bronchiectasis?

  • Bronchiectasis: Chronic bronchiole dilation from secretions and blockages.
  • Bronchiectasis: persistent abnormal dilatation of the bronchi.
    Source - Diseases Database

Bronchiectasis: Introduction

Types of Bronchiectasis:

Broader types of Bronchiectasis:

How serious is Bronchiectasis?

Complications of Bronchiectasis: see complications of Bronchiectasis
Deaths for Bronchiectasis: 970 deaths (NHLBI 1999)

What causes Bronchiectasis?

Causes of Bronchiectasis: see causes of Bronchiectasis

What are the symptoms of Bronchiectasis?

Symptoms of Bronchiectasis: see symptoms of Bronchiectasis

Complications of Bronchiectasis: see complications of Bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Bronchiectasis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bronchiectasis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Bronchiectasis: see treatments for Bronchiectasis
Research for Bronchiectasis: see research for Bronchiectasis

Society issues for Bronchiectasis

Hospitalizations for Bronchiectasis: 6,000 (NHLBI 1999)

Hospitalization statistics for Bronchiectasis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Bronchiectasis:

  • 0.06% (7,605) of hospital consultant episodes were for bronchiectasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 78% of hospital consultant episodes for bronchiectasis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital consultant episodes for bronchiectasis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61% of hospital consultant episodes for bronchiectasis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for bronchiectasis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for bronchiectasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for bronchiectasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Physician office visits for Bronchiectasis: 45,000 (NHLBI 1999)

Organs Affected by Bronchiectasis:

Organs and body systems related to Bronchiectasis include:

Name of Bronchiectasis

Main name of condition: Bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Bronchiectasis:

 

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