Journal article

Contemporary management of bronchiectasis in children

Johnny Wu, Anne B Chang, Danielle F Wurzel

EXPERT REVIEW OF RESPIRATORY MEDICINE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Introduction: Bronchiectasis is increasingly recognized as a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It affects children of all ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds and represents a far greater burden than cystic fibrosis (CF). Bronchiectasis often begins in childhood and the radiological changes can be reversed, when mild, with optimal management. As there are limited pediatric studies in this field, current treatment approaches in children are based largely upon adult and/or CF studies. The recent establishment of bronchiectasis registries will improve understanding of pediatric bronchiectasis and increase capacity for large-scale research studies in the future. Areas covere..

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