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Bronchiectasis secondary to pulmonary tuberculosis
  1. Andreína Vasconcelos1,
  2. Carlos Fernando Dias Rodrigues1,
  3. João Fonseca1,2,
  4. Bárbara Rodrigues1
  1. 1 Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga EPE, Aveiro, Portugal
  2. 2 Internal Medicine, Centro Hospitalar e Universitario de Coimbra EPE, Coimbra, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Carlos Fernando Dias Rodrigues Hospital de Aveiro, Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga, Aveiro, Portugal; rodriguescfd{at}

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A non-smoking woman in her sixties had cylindrical bronchiectasis secondary to pulmonary tuberculosis acquired when aged 16 for which she received 12 months of antituberculous therapy. Multiple subsequent admissions followed with non-tuberculous infections. Recent CT images showed extensive bilateral upper lobe bronchiectasis (figures 1 and 2). Despite …

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  • Contributors CFDR and JF admitted the patient in the Emergency Department. AV and BR maintained patient’s follow-up in outpatient clinic. All authors contributed for the writing and organisation of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.