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My mother has developed bronchiectasis. What is it exactly?
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In brief: Dilated bronchi
Dilated bronchi and inflammation, usually the result of low level infection inflammation.

In brief: Dilated bronchi
Dilated bronchi and inflammation, usually the result of low level infection inflammation.
Dr. Arnold Friedman
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Dr. Willam Lau
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Lung disease
Essentially bronchiectasis is a weakening of the wind pipes within the lung usually caused by repeated viral/bacterial infections such that breathing becomes difficult with the weakening of the walls of the wild pipes.

In brief: Lung disease
Essentially bronchiectasis is a weakening of the wind pipes within the lung usually caused by repeated viral/bacterial infections such that breathing becomes difficult with the weakening of the walls of the wild pipes.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Chronic infection within the bronchiectatic areas may also occur.
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