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BRONCHIECTASIS AS A COMPLICATING CAUSE OF ASTHMA

ROBERT CHOBOT, M.D.
Am J Dis Child. 1936;52(4):882-886. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.04140040112010.
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The infrequency of bronchiectasis as a cause of asthma prompts me to report this case. A search of the literature does not reveal any report of a case of asthma caused by bronchiectasis in a child, though the studies on bronchiectasis are numerous. Thomson1 in 1914 suggested that persistent bronchorrhea might be due to chronic suppuration in the lung; L. W. Dean2 noted sinusitis in all his cases of bronchiectasis; Hodge3 reported on a series of thirty-seven patients with bronchiectasis, 75 per cent of whom had sinusitis.

Bronchiectasis has been well described as a disease of childhood, and Singer and Graham4 were the first to describe a triangular shadow at the base of the lungs in roentgenograms of children. Warner and Graham5 demonstrated, from observations of bronchiectatic lobes both during operation and after their removal, that bronchiectasis may occur without the presence of either fibrosis

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