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This information is about bronchiectasis in adults.

It covers what bronchiectasis is, what the symptoms are, and how it is diagnosed and treated. We also have information on bronchiectasis in children.

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Last medically reviewed: March 2017. Due for review: March 2020

This information uses the best available medical evidence and was produced with the support of people living with lung conditions. Find out how we produce our information. If you’d like to see our references get in touch.