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6 Known Causes of Bronchiectasis

Jan 05, 2017 08:35 am | Andreia Peixoto

 

Bronchiectasis is the clinical term for the irreversible, progressive dilation, expansion, inflammation and scarring of the bronchi (tubes conducting air to the lungs), which eventually leads to airway obstruction, impaired mucociliary clearance and harbors microbes, causing further damage. This rare condition often occurs secondary to another medical condition (e.g.,: cystic fibrosis, sinopulmonary disorders, respiratory tract infections, […]

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Antigen Presenting Cells May Contribute to Inflammation

Jan 05, 2017 08:35 am | Wendy Henderson

 

A recent study has found that certain immune system cells called antigen presenting cells (APC) may be responsible for increasing airway inflammation for patients with bronchiectasis. A study review shows several associations between bronchiectasis and COPD. Find out more. The Saudi Arabian study found that higher numbers of APCs were present in the tissue from the lungs of […]

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