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Chronic productive cough and extensive cysts in left lung

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S22031

Keywords: bronchiectasis, cystic lung disease

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onic productive cough and extensive cysts in left lung Case report (1764) Total Article Views Authors: Cheraghvandi A, Fallah Tafti S, Talischi FT Published Date October 2011 Volume 2011:4 Pages 691 - 694 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S22031 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.

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