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Bronchiectasis: Quiz


Question 1: Although not approved for use in any country, ________ dry inhalation powder, under the name Bronchitol, has been granted orphan drug status by the FDA for use in patients with bronchiectasis and with cystic fibrosis.

Question 2: Inhaled ________ therapy that is consistently adhered to can reduce sputum production and decrease airway constriction over a period of time, and help prevent progression of bronchiectasis.
MetabolismLipid metabolismTestosteroneSteroid

Question 3: [7] Other less-common congenital causes include ________, due to the weakened or nonexistent immune system response to severe, recurrent infections that commonly affect the lung.
X-linked agammaglobulinemiaWiskott-Aldrich syndromePrimary immunodeficiencyImmunodeficiency

Question 4: Treatment of bronchiectasis includes controlling ________ and bronchial secretions, relieving airway obstructions, removal of affected portions of lung by surgical removal or artery embolization and preventing complications.

Question 5: In order to prevent future development of bronchiectasis, an x-ray of the chest should be taken after any severe attack of ________, whooping cough or other acute respiratory infection in childhood.

Question 6: [10] Bronchiectasis can sometimes be an unusual complication of ________, especially ulcerative colitis.
Colorectal cancerCoeliac diseaseInflammatory bowel diseaseCrohn's disease

Question 7: Acquired bronchiectasis occurs more frequently, with one of the biggest causes being ________.
TuberculosisLeprosyPathogenic bacteriaAnthrax

Question 8: [6] Patients with ________ deficiency have been found to be particularly susceptible to bronchiectasis, for unknown reasons.
Alpha 1-antichymotrypsinAlpha 1-antitrypsinAlpha 2-antiplasminAntithrombin

Question 9: This disease predisposes patients to a variety of pulmonary ailments, such as ________ and other opportunistic infections.
Obstructive lung diseaseRespiratory diseaseCommunity-acquired pneumoniaPneumonia

Question 10: It is classified as an obstructive lung disease, along with emphysema, bronchitis and ________.
Cystic fibrosisMalignant hyperthermiaCoeliac diseasePneumonia

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