Which organisms may cause bronchiectasis?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Ethan E Emmons, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Typical offending organisms that have been known to cause bronchiectasis include the following [17, 14] :

  • Klebsiella species

  • Staphylococcus aureus

  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis

  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae

  • Nontuberculous mycobacteria

  • Measles virus

  • Pertussis virus

  • Influenza virus

  • Herpes simplex virus

  • Certain types of adenovirus


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