Non-CF Bronchiectasis as a Possible Indicator of a Primary Immunodeficiency: Diagnosis, Clinical Course, and Quality of Life in a Pediatric Cohort
Background Non cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCBE) is an increasingly recognized chronic, progressive respiratory disorder with significant morbidity also in children and adolescents.
Methods We longitudinally assessed a cohort of 35 pediatric patients with NCBE and investigated underlying diagnosis, symptoms, clinical course, treatment, and quality of life.
Results NCBE were diagnosed at a mean age of 9.5 (±5.3) years. In half of the children NCBE were found prior to identification of the causativ...weiterlesen ...