The classic definition of bronchiectasis is of permanent bronchial dilatation. Therefore, bronchiectasis is generally considered irreversible in the adult population.Patient concerns:
A 27-year-old woman presented to an affiliated hospital with a 1-year history of productive cough.Diagnosis:
The patient was treated with cephalosporin and a mucus clearance regimen for 6 days and then with Chinese herbs for 3 months.Outcomes:
Reversible bronchial dilatation was evidenced by sequential chest high-resolution computed tomography 6 months later.Conclusion:
The current report demonstrated that, although rare in adult, bronchial dilatation might resolve completely in such a short period if receiving adequate regimens, for example, Chinese herbs.