Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections including MAC

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Living with bronchiectasis can be challenging, but when it comes to non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung infections, the journey can feel particularly daunting. If you’ve been diagnosed with NTM, it’s natural to have questions and concerns. This article aims to provide you with a guide to understanding NTM lung infections, including their causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, […]

Pseudomonas infection in bronchiectasis

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Among the various pathogens that can exacerbate bronchiectasis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa stands out as a particularly concerning bacterium. Pseudomonas infections in bronchiectasis can significantly impact the disease progression and overall quality of life for patients. Understanding the nature of this infection is crucial for effective management and improved outcomes. The Threat of Pseudomonas Infection Pseudomonas aeruginosa […]

Planning for a hospital stay

For many people with bronchiectasis, being hospitalized is a necessary evil to get your lungs and body back on track. Chest infections or exacerbations can often be managed with oral antibiotics but when your symptoms are not settling your physician may recommend being admitted to hospital for more intensive therapy. The benefits of being in […]

Recurrent bronchitis in bronchiectasis

If you have cystic fibrosis or bronchiectasis, you are more likely to get chest infections. Infections affecting the lung are a spectrum from a simple upper respiratory tract ‘cold’ to a life-threatening pneumonia. Luckily, most are mild and many are preventable. The lungs are highly evolved to quickly wrap up and expel foreign viruses, bacteria […]