What are the signs and symptoms of bronchiectasis?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Ethan E Emmons, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Clinical manifestations of bronchiectasis are as follows:

  • Cough and daily mucopurulent sputum production, often lasting months to years (classic)

  • Blood-streaked sputum or hemoptysis from airway damage associated with acute infection

  • Dyspnea, pleuritic chest pain, wheezing, fever, weakness, fatigue, and weight loss

  • Rarely, episodic hemoptysis with little to no sputum production (ie, dry bronchiectasis)


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