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A 38-year-old female asked:

Is bronciectasis a type of copd? if its in lower lobe thanks

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Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 60 years experience
See below: Bronchiectasis is a congenital or acquired disorder of the large bronchi characterized by permanent, abnormal, dilatation and destruction of the bronchial walls, .
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Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Not exactly: Bronchiectasis is an abnormal dilation in the airway or bronchi, and can be the result of chronic or severe lung infections, aspiration, diseases like cystic fibrosis and other problems. In can be associated with airway obstruction and symptoms similar to copd, so the diseases while different overlap and share many features.
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Last updated May 10, 2014

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