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Criteria for Exacerbation of Bronchiectasis

Purpose:

To identify an exacerbation in a patient with bronchiectasis using the criteria of O'Donnell et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, selection

ICD-10:

J47

Description:

O'Donnell et al defined an exacerbation of bronchiectasis by the presence of several clinical findings. These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Georgetown University Medical Center, Oregon Health Sciences University, Winthrop University Hospital and Genentech.

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