What are the treatment options for bronchiectasis?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Ethan E Emmons, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Treatment modalities include the following:

  • Antibiotics and chest physiotherapy are the mainstays

  • Bronchodilators

  • Corticosteroid therapy

  • Dietary supplementation

  • Oxygen (reserved for hypoxemic patients with severe disease)

  • Hospitalization for severe exacerbations

  • Surgical therapies


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