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Bronchiectasis: still a problem.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11477735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence of bronchiectasis (BR) has decreased significantly in industrialized countries, but is still commonplace in developing countries. We evaluated the causes and clinical features of BR in 23 children (13 boys (57%) and 10 girls (43%), with a mean age of 8.45 +/- 4.02 years). Infection was the major cause of BR in our region. In 8 patients, BR developed after tuberculosis or pneumonia, was associated with immune deficiency syndromes in 4 children, and with asthma in 4. Cystic fibrosis was diagnosed in 4 cases and ciliary dyskinesia in 3. In 10 patients, only one lobe was involved. Bronchiectatic lesions were most commonly found in the left lower lobe and were observed in 7 patients. Multilobar involvement was found in 13 patients. The initial treatment was primarily medical, but in 2 patients whose medical therapy failed, pulmonary resection was carried out. Three patients died from severe pulmonary infection and respiratory failure.
G B Karakoc; M Yilmaz; D U Altintas; S G Kendirli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric pulmonology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  8755-6863     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Pulmonol.     Publication Date:  2001 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-30     Completed Date:  2001-09-20     Revised Date:  2006-03-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510590     Medline TA:  Pediatr Pulmonol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2001 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Pediatric Allergy-Immunology Division, Faculty of Medicine, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchiectasis / etiology*,  pathology,  therapy
Child, Preschool
Developing Countries*
Respiratory Tract Diseases / complications*
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