Bronchiectasis in childhood

Pediatr Clin North Am. 1984 Aug;31(4):865-78. doi: 10.1016/s0031-3955(16)34650-8.


Although bronchiectasis is relatively uncommon, it should be considered in a child with any of the following findings that persist: infiltrate on x-ray cough, purulent sputum, crackles or harsh breath sounds on auscultation of the chest, or hemoptysis. It is very likely that a pediatrician will encounter one or more children with this condition. This article deals with the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of bronchiectasis in childhood.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Animals
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Bronchiectasis* / complications
  • Bronchiectasis* / diagnosis
  • Bronchiectasis* / diagnostic imaging
  • Bronchiectasis* / etiology
  • Bronchiectasis* / surgery
  • Bronchography
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Physical Therapy Modalities
  • Rabbits
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Rats


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents