Bacterial colonization of the airways, most commonly with Haemophilus influenzae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is found in more than 60% of adult patients with stable bronchiectatic
2,3] Bacterial colonization of the airways, most commonly with Haemophilus influenzae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is found in more than 60 percent of adult patients with stable bronchiectatic
Increased mucus production resulting in increased susceptibility to respiratory infections combined with airway obstruction can lead to chronic localized inflammation: a hallmark of the bronchiectatic
lung (Barker 2002).
Chest radiograph revealed chronic bronchiectatic
changes with no new infiltrates.
CT chest showed an intracavitary mass with a crescent in all patients with associated bronchiectatic
changes in 9 patients.
Clinical factors on cavitary and nodular bronchiectatic
types in pulmonary Mycobacterium avium complex disease.
lung tissue of the left lower lobe superposing on the heart shadow was seen.
The granulomas may cause extensive parenchymal consolidation, may lead to bronchiectatic
cavities, or may be exclusively bronchocentric.
Immunocompromised population examined included individuals with HIV, common variable immunodeficiency (CVID), extensive burn injury, and those individuals with greater than 20 mg of prednisone per day; patients with bronchiectatic
conditions such as cystic fibrosis (CF) and idiopathic bronchiectasis were also examined as compromised populations.
History of hospitalization due to severe asthma exacerbation and presence of chronic respiratory failure was significantly higher in bronchiectatic
But other severe pulmonary infections like pertussis or measles pneumonia can also damage the mucociliary clearance mechanism and trigger the bronchiectatic
In varicose bronchiectasis, there are local constrictions in the cylindrical bronchiectatic
patterns, and there is an irregular pattern that closely mimics that of the varicose vein.