Neutrophil extracellular traps – bronchiectasis

Neutrophil extracellular traps, disease severity, and antibiotic response in bronchiectasis: an international, observational, multicohort study

This research identifies, for the first time, neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation in the lungs of patients with bronchiectasis and demonstrates that the presence of NETs is associated with disease severity, severe exacerbations and mortality. Additionally, NET levels can be reduced through macrolide and antibiotic therapies, leading to improved outcomes for patients.

Source – the limbic March 2021

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