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My son, aged 13 has suffered from a repetative cough for about 3 years since being very ill with Pneumonia and having an asthma attack. I have repeatedly asked for help from doctors and requested that the phlegm that he coughs up be checked but I have always been told that 'He is an asthmatic you know and this is what asthmatics do'.I did not believe this and recently having persistently calling my sons doctor he was given an appointment with a hospital paediatric consultant. His chest was clear, but the coughsuggested a secondary infection and this was duly dealt with, with a months worth of antibiotics, He was much better and we heaved a sigh of relief. This was short lived and few days later he started coughing again. At last his phlegm was checked and they have now diagnosed Bronchiectasis. I like many others have looked it up on the internet and it is only having read the letters on this sight that has given me an insight into what we may have in store. My son is active and very keen on sport. We await the CT scan and hope that he can look forward to a reasonbly healthy future.
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