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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | February 2020

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Bronchiectasis in primary care

Bronchiectasis in primary care
Respiratory

Article topics: Aetiology, Bronchiectasis, Investigation, Management, pathophysiology

Non-cystic fibrosis (CF) (bronchiectasis) is a common chronic lung condition, which occurs due to damage to the airways leading to persistent cough, sputum production and recurrent chest infections (Hill et al, 2018). This article focuses on the adult patient and describes the pathophysiology, aetiology, investigation, and management of bronchiectasis in the primary care setting. The aim is to raise awareness of this disease, which is increasing in prevalence and to empower community nurses with information to support patients through the bronchiectasis disease trajectory.

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