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AS and Bronchiectsis #283092 05/20/19 02:53 PM
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My AS started when I was 21 and now at 75 I have Bronchiectsis Does anyone else have both of these or am i just special. My Doctors say they have never seen it before.
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Re: AS and Bronchiectsis [Re: Sut] #283111 05/22/19 05:59 PM
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I have not heard anyone here mention having bronchiectasis, but I do know that the lungs can sometimes be affected by AS, although it is relatively rare.

I see on the American Lung Association website that bronchiectasis can develop in people with rheumatologic diseases.

I did a quick search and found several studies related to pulmonary involvement in AS where bronchiectasis is mentioned:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20692546
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3087354/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4070990/

How severe is your bronchiectasis? How is it being treated?


Ginny - 58 year old female
Dx with USpA in March 2013; changed to AS in July 2015
Iritis and Scleritis, both currently in remission
unicompartmental knee replacements: right-June 2014, left-Aug 2018
MTX, Humira, Cyclobenzaprine, plus Celebrex as needed
Supplements: Folic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Calcium, Fish Oil, Culturelle probiotic, Melatonin (as needed)

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