bronchiectasis

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bronchiectasis

[¦bräŋ·kē′ek·tə·səs]
(medicine)
Dilation of the bronchi and bronchioles following a chronic inflammatory process or an infection attended by pus formation.
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When all data were considered, it was found that the rates of PID were as high as 72%, the diagnosis of PID was delayed, 90% of the subjects presented with a complaint of frequent upper respiratory tract infection and a diagnosis of severe PID could be made even in these subjects, especially patients with bronchiectasia should be evaluated with a high level of suspicion and physicians ignored immune deficiencies.
Additionally, five variables including bronchiectasia, peribronchial wall thickening, single cavity, multiple cavity, and consolidation were evaluated in terms of lobar distribution (in six lobes) (Table 3).
Questo criterio ha determinato che fossero inclusi negli studi pochi soggetti con BPCO e molti soggetti con diagnosi di bronchiectasia.