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Types of lung infections in chronic smokers - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Hello
User :   Thanks...but at present I am ok
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   That is good
User :   you are in which location
Doctor :   White Filed Bangalore
User :   What are the precautions for a person with lung infection
Doctor :   they will need to be
User :   A relative of mine has honeycombing...
Doctor :   ok.
User :   Do you have any idea about the disease
Doctor :   Ye sthat is called /
Doctor :   Bronchiectasis..
User :   ok
User :   do you know a good hospital that provides treatment in this
Doctor :   Yes would you like to know about the disease or would you need the referal
User :   tell me abt the disease and referal both
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   It is seen in Chronic smokers
Doctor :   abnormal dilation of the proximal and medium-sized bronchi (>2 mm in diameter) caused by destruction of the muscular and elastic components of the bronchial walls.
Doctor :   Cylindrical bronchiectasis involves diffuse mucosal edema, with resultant bronchi that are dilated minimally but have straight, regular outlines that end squarely and abruptly
Doctor :   Cystic or saccular bronchiectasis; Varicose bronchiectasis are the other types.
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