Summary of Bronchiectasis
Flashcards on Bronchiectasis
Bronchiectasis is a chronic pulmonary disease that involves chronic necrotizing inflammation and infections that permanently dilates airways.
Questions on Bronchiectasis
A 10-year-old boy comes to the emergency room because of falling unconscious. He has respiratory depression on arrival, and is thus intubated. His mother says that he has had severe coughing with blood before he lost consciousness. He has had pneumoniae infections, sinusitis, and intestinal obstruction in the past. The patient is underweight with signs of tachycardia, flushed skin, and muscle twitches. CT scan of his lungs are shown below. Which of the following is the most likely cause of the patient’s loss of consciousness?