How is bronchiectasis diagnosed?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Ethan E Emmons, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Diagnosis is usually based on a compatible clinical history of chronic respiratory symptoms, such as a daily cough and viscid sputum production (see Clinical Presentation), and characteristic radiographic findings on CT scans, such as bronchial wall thickening and luminal dilatation (see Workup).


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