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An abnormal dilation or widening and destruction of the large airways is known as bronchiectasis. It is often caused by recurrent inflammation or infection of the airways, such as cystic fibrosis, chronic, severe and complicated asthma, tuberculosis or prior radiation therapy. Sometimes you have an excessive cough with copious phlegm. It can be present at birth or develop later in life.

Pulmonologists at Jefferson can diagnosis this condition by performing a series of tests and, based on the results, recommend the most effective treatment course to control the infection and relieve airway obstruction.