What are the European Respiratory Society (ERS) guidelines for etiologic testing of newly diagnosed bronchiectasis?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Ethan E Emmons, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Guidelines on adult bronchiectasis by the European Respiratory Society [125]

The minimum set of etiological tests suggested for adults with a new diagnosis of bronchiectasis is as follows:

  • Differential blood cell count
  • Serum immunoglobulins (total IgG, IgA, and IgM)
  • Testing for allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA)

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