Bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis is a respiratory condition caused by a chronic infection of the airways, causing permanent inflammation and damage to the lungs [25718][18495]. This damage allows infected mucus to build up. People with bronchiectasis have a chronic cough with a lot of mucus.

Bronchiectasis is a problem in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population; Aboriginal children have one of the highest reported rates of bronchiectasis worldwide [34452]. It is also common among adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people [33500]. Overall, hospital admissions and deaths from bronchiectasis are substantially higher for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander than for non-Indigenous Australians.

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