Table 1

Aetiology of bronchiectasis cases and the non-bronchiectasis disease controls

Bronchiectasis cases: aetiology (n=45)n (%)*Control subjects: (n=90)n (%)
Post-infective17 (38)Haematological malignancy69 (77)
Idiopathic15 (33)Post-bone marrow transplant9 (10)
Aspiration7 (16)Solid tumours8 (9)
Primary ciliary dyskinesia3 (7)Others†4 (4)
Others3 (7)
  • *Percentages do not add up to 100 because of rounding.

  • †One patient with haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis secondary to Epstein-Barr virus, one with ALK-positive histiocytosis, one with autoimmune hepatitis on immunosuppression and one with Li-Fraumeni syndrome.