A Female Adolescent with Bronchiectasis due to Cystic Fibrosis

Mohammed Rizwanul Ahsan1, Hossain Shahid Kamrul Alam2, Afroza Islam3, A.B.M Mahfuj Hasan Al- Mamun3


Bronchiectasis is a disease characterized by irreversible abnormal dilatation & anatomic
distortion of the bronchial tree, likely represents a common and stage of a member of non-specific and
unrelated antecedent events. Its incidence has been decreasing overall in developing countries. Females
are affected more frequently than males.1 Cystic fibrosis is the most common causes of bronchiectasis in children & young adults.2
Pneumonia and tuberculosis, other causes of bronchiectasis are concomitant or subsequent
infection with agents such as histoplasmosis, viruses & certain fungi, foreign body aspiration,
cystic fibrosis, congenital absence of supportive airway cartilage (kartagener’s syndrome),
immunodeficiencies (IgA), asthma & middle lobe syndrome.

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