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Can bronchiectasis be prevented?

Prevention of bronchiectasis focuses on preventing the recurring lung infections that lead to it. Vaccinations, avoiding infection, or treating infection promptly when it occurs, are all helpful. In the past, bronchiectasis was more common, but many of the infections that led to it (such as whooping cough, measles, tuberculosis, and influenza) are much less common now due to routine vaccination programs.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
Rating: 4.1 out of 5
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Category: Bronchitis

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