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Chronic productive cough and extensive cysts in left lung

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Author(s): Cheraghvandi A | Fallah Tafti S | Talischi FT

Journal: International Journal of General Medicine
ISSN 1178-7074

Volume: 2011;
Issue: default;
Start page: 691;
Date: 2011;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Ali Cheraghvandi, Saeid Fallah Tafti, Firouzeh Talischi Nursing Research and Pulmonary Health Center, Masih Daneshvari Hospital, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Abstract: Bronchiectasis refers to dilated and thickened airways due to chronic inflammation and infections, with anatomic distortion of the bronchi. Here, we describe a 29-year-old man with a history of multiple hospitalizations for lung infection who presented to the pulmonary clinic with a complaint of worsening chronic productive cough in the previous year. This case presentation prompted a review of the etiologies of bronchiectasis in 291 recent cases admitted to Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Tehran. Keywords: bronchiectasis, cystic lung disease
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