Chronic suppurative lung disease and bronchiectasis in children and adults in Australia and New Zealand Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand guidelines

Anne B. Chang, Scott C. Bell, Paul J. Torzillo, Paul T. King, Graeme P. Maguire, Catherine A. Byrnes, Anne E. Holland, Peter O’Mara, Keith Grimwood, Jenny Alison, Chris Cull, Bart Currie, Inge Gardner, Peter Holmes, Cameron Hunter, John Kolbe, Carolyn Maclennan, Malcolm McDonald, Peter Morris, Caroline NicolsonHelen Petsky, Naveen Pillarisetti, Emma Reynolds, David Serisier, Frank Thein, Peter van Asperen, Lesley Voss, Conroy Wong, Extended Voting Group

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Guidelines on managing chronic suppurative lung disease (CSLD) and bronchiectasis (unrelated to cystic fi brosis [CF]) in Australian Indigenous children initiated in 20021 were extended to include Indigenous adults in 20082 and children and adults living in urban areas of Australia and New Zealand in 2010.3 Here, we present an updated guideline relevant for all sections of the community. The recommendations in this guideline are targeted principally to primary and secondary care, and are not intended for individualised specialist care. As with all guidelines, they are not a substitute for sound clinical judgement, particularly when investigating and treating such a phenotypically heterogeneous condition as bronchiectasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-24
Number of pages4
JournalThe Medical Journal of Australia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2015

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