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Bronchiectasis in children

Bronchiectasis is a long-term condition caused by damage to the lungs. If your child has been diagnosed with bronchiectasis, you may have lots of questions. In this information we explain what bronchiectasis is, what the symptoms are, how it’s diagnosed, and how it’s treated.

We also have information on bronchiectasis in adults.

How to say bronchiectasis: ‘brong-key-ek-tah-sis’

Last medically reviewed: June 2022. Due for review: June 2025

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.