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DOID DOID:9563
Name bronchiectasis
Definition A bronchial disease that is a chronic inflammatory condition of one or more bronchi or bronchioles marked by dilatation and loss of elasticity of the walls resulting from damage to the airway wall leading to the formation of small sacs on the bronchial wall and impairment of cilia mobility in the lung. Inflammation of the bronchial wall increases mucus secretion which serves as a breeding ground for bacteria. Bronchiectasis is caused by repeated respiratory infections, immune deficiency disorders, hereditary disorders (cystic fibrosis or primary ciliary dyskinesia), mechanical factors (inhaled object or a lung tumor) or inhaling toxic substances.
http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec04/ch047/ch047a.html, http://www2.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/mwmednlm?book=Medical&va=bronchiectasis
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ICD10CM:J47

ICD10CM:J47.9

ICD9CM:494

MESH:D001987

NCI:C84475

OMIM:211400

OMIM:613021

OMIM:613071

ORDO:60033

SNOMEDCT_US_2018_03_01:12295008

UMLS_CUI:C0006267

Alternateids

DOID:11046

DOID:11047

DOID:9571

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DO_rare_slim

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Polynesian bronchiectasis [EXACT]

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is_a bronchial disease

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