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Bronchiectasis and related disorders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9434325     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bronchiectasis is defined in current medical parlance as the abnormal and permanent dilatation of one or more bronchi, and in clinical practice, the condition is often characterized by features of chronic bronchial infection. Apart from occurring as a primary lung disease, bronchiectasis is a major component of two other disease entities, cystic fibrosis and diffuse panbronchiolitis. Although the three conditions have distinctly different underlying causes, they share the similarity of a predominantly neutrophilic airways inflammation, and the persistent bronchial infection by bacteria, in particular Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Hence, new knowledge in one disease may be explored and applied in the others.
M S Ip; W K Lam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respirology (Carlton, Vic.)     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1323-7799     ISO Abbreviation:  Respirology     Publication Date:  1996 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-02-12     Completed Date:  1998-02-12     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9616368     Medline TA:  Respirology     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchiectasis* / diagnosis,  therapy
Cystic Fibrosis* / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  therapy

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