Bronchiectasis More Likely in COPD Patients With Chronic Rhinosinusitis

A recent study has found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients who also suffer from chronic rhinosinusitis are more likely to develop bronchiectasis. In addition, those who suffered from rhinosinusitis-related bronchiectasis were more likely to suffer severe symptoms of the condition and have increased lung inflammation.

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The research studied 136 COPD patients with an average age of almost 72 years old, 66 of which also had chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and found that more than 57 percent of those with CRS had signs of bronchiectasis compared to 37 percent of those who did not have CRS.

HRCT scans of both sets of patients with bronchiectasis found that those who also had CRS had more severe cases than those who did not have CRS. They also had larger numbers of pro-inflammation cells in the lungs. Find out more about this study here.

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One comment

  1. Sheila McGarry says:

    I have had bronchiectasis for about 16 years. My sinus complaint came before my diagnosis for bronchiectasis. It was when I gave up smoking and couldn’t clear my nose of mucus. I went privately to a hospital in Benenden where the bored through my cheekbones to clear the mucus. I always felt I had a stuffy nose. Nose drops helped but I then lost my sense of smell for over 30 years. It came back with a vengeance, I couldn’t tolerate perfume or chemicals and now after a certain medication my nose burns as if 2 lit cigarettes are pushed up my nose. Apparently there is no cure. Just thought I would mention it

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