Bronchiectasis is a respiratory disorder in which there is a breathing problem. This is a disease in which the bronchial tubes connected to the lungs get damaged or abnormally enlarged. As a result of this, there is accumulation of mucus and bacteria on the walls of the bronchial tubes, which in turn leads to blockage of the air passage to the lungs. Signs of the disease are: chronic coughing sometimes containing blood, chest pain, shortness of breath and repeated coughing of mucus.
HOW IS BRONCHIECTASIS DIAGNOSED?
Children who develop lung infections with lung tissue destruction are risk factors for bronchiectasis to develop later in life.