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Bronchiectasis severity correlates with outcome in patients with primary antibody deficiency
  1. Jimstan Periselneris1,
  2. Silke Schelenz2,
  3. Michael Loebinger3,
  4. Patricia Macedo1,
  5. Zoe Adhya4,
  6. Darius Armstrong-James5,
  7. W Peter Kelleher6
  1. 1 Respiratory Medicine, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  2. 2 Microbiology, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  3. 3 Host Defence Unit, Division of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  4. 4 Immunology, King's College Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK
  5. 5 Department of Infectious Diseases, Imperial College London, London, UK
  6. 6 Immunology, Imperial College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jimstan Periselneris, Respiratory Medicine, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London SE5 9RS, UK; jperiselneris{at}


Bronchiectasis is a well-recognised complication of primary antibody deficiency (PAD) syndromes. Previous data suggest that mortality in common variable immune deficiency (CVID) is not associated with isolated bronchiectasis. A retrospective analysis of patients with CVID and specific antibody deficiency in two tertiary referral centres with lung disease was conducted. Severity of bronchiectasis at presentation was associated with mortality. Lower FEV1, colonisation with Pseudomonas aeruginosa and a diagnosis of COPD were also associated with mortality. Bronchiectasis is an important driver of mortality in patients with PAD syndromes.

  • bronchiectasis
  • immunodeficiency

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  • Contributors JP and WPK analysed the data. All authors contributed to writing 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.

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