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Will my children inherit my bronchiectasis problem?

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Dr. Anlin Xu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: They may

It depends on cause of ur bronchiectasis.
Some of the causes r genetic, cystic fibrosis, cilia motility problem, primary immune deficiencies, etc. If u have those, ur kids may have higher chance of developing bronchiectasis if they develop those dis. If u developed bronchiectasis because of recurrent lung infections without immune deficiency, or a rare condition, abpa, it is usually not genetic.

In brief: They may

It depends on cause of ur bronchiectasis.
Some of the causes r genetic, cystic fibrosis, cilia motility problem, primary immune deficiencies, etc. If u have those, ur kids may have higher chance of developing bronchiectasis if they develop those dis. If u developed bronchiectasis because of recurrent lung infections without immune deficiency, or a rare condition, abpa, it is usually not genetic.
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Dr. Sunil Mehra
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Not really

Most of the cases are acquired after a virulent pulmonary infection, ther are some genetic cases eg kartagner syndrome which can be acquired.

In brief: Not really

Most of the cases are acquired after a virulent pulmonary infection, ther are some genetic cases eg kartagner syndrome which can be acquired.
Dr. Sunil Mehra
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