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My mother has developed bronchiectasis. Can you tell me what that is?

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Dr. John Overholt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Distorted airways

Bronchiectasis occurs when a portion of the large airways becomes damaged, usually due to infection and scarring, and loses its elasticity.
The floppy airway collapses easily which leads to trapping and pooling of pulmonary secretions and a cough that produces copious amounts of phlegm.

In brief: Distorted airways

Bronchiectasis occurs when a portion of the large airways becomes damaged, usually due to infection and scarring, and loses its elasticity.
The floppy airway collapses easily which leads to trapping and pooling of pulmonary secretions and a cough that produces copious amounts of phlegm.
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