Challenges of diagnosing and managing bronchiectasis in resource-limited settings: a case study

  • Adebola Adetiloye Respiratory Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-ife, Nigeria
  • Gregory Erhabor Respiratory Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-ife, Nigeria
  • Olayemi Awopeju Respiratory Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-ife, Nigeria
  • Olufemi Adewole Respiratory Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-ife, Nigeria
  • Ebimobowei Onini Respiratory Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-ife, Nigeria
  • Oladapo Adewuya Cardiology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-ife, Nigeria
Keywords: Bronchiectasis; morbidity; pathogenetic mechanisms

Abstract

Bronchiectasis, once an orphan disease is now gaining renewed attention as a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. It is a morphologic term used to describe abnormal, irreversibly dilated and thick-walled bronchi, with many etiologies. The management of bronchiectasis can be challenging because its pathogenetic mechanisms is still evolving. Its diagnosis and management is particularly more demanding especially in resource-limited settings like Nigeria because of delayed diagnosis and improper management with devastating consequences, hence this case study.

Published
2019-02-18
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