10 Key Facts About Bronchiectasis



More rare symptoms include clubbing of fingers and toes, wheezing, coughing up blood and joint pain.

Study finds bronchiectasis patients have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Read more here.

Bronchiectasis develops when the lung tissue becomes damaged, usually due to other chronic lung conditions, an inadequate immune system or an allergy to a certain fungus which can cause problems if the spores are inhaled.

Characteristics of bronchiectasis depend on the underlying cause of the disease. 

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