Bronchiectasis (Bron-kee-ek-tas-is) is a condition characterized by physical changes in the airway structures that carry air and oxygen in and out of the lungs. The physical changes causing bronchiectasis involve areas of airway dilation (widening) and loss of elasticity, forming pouches (cavities) or scarring, all of which can trap mucus. Many of the changes are permanent.
Bronchiectasis.org is a companion website to NTMinfo.org, the official website for NTM Info & Research. NTMir is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed on behalf of patients with the comorbid conditions of bronchiectasis and nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease.We serve patients, their caregivers, healthcare providers, and researchers concerned with both conditions, advancing a broad agenda and giving voice to the needs of these people who are our collective constituency.