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Bronchiectasis - Aspiration pneumonitis Factor

Last reviewed for CCPS 16 December 2009.

Preliminary questions [27473]

27657 there is some evidence that aspiration pneumonitis may be a factor in the development or worsening of the condition under consideration.

27658 the veteran has had aspiration pneumonitis at some time.

27662aspiration pneumonitis means inflammation of the lungs with clinical or radiological evidence of consolidation due to the deposition of a foreign substance (such as food particles, oral secretions or gastric contents) into the respiratory tract.

27660the veteran has established the causal connection between aspiration pneumonitis and VEA service for bronchiectasis.

27661the veteran has established the causal connection between aspiration pneumonitis and VEA service for the clinical onset of bronchiectasis.

27666the veteran has established the causal connection between aspiration pneumonitis and eligible service for the clinical onset of bronchiectasis.

or

27665the veteran has established the causal connection between aspiration pneumonitis and operational service for the clinical onset of bronchiectasis.

or

7334

the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred after the end of the veteran's last period of VEA service.

7335

the condition under consideration permanently worsened.

27664the veteran has established the causal connection between aspiration pneumonitis and VEA service for the clinical worsening of bronchiectasis.

27668the veteran has established the causal connection between aspiration pneumonitis and eligible service for the clinical worsening of bronchiectasis.

or

27667the veteran has established the causal connection between aspiration pneumonitis and operational service for the clinical worsening of bronchiectasis.

Clinical onset and operational service [27665]

27761

the veteran had the identified illness or injury, a kind of aspiration pneumonitis, within the 12 months before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

27762the identified illness or injury, a kind of aspiration pneumonitis, is causally related to operational service.

Clinical onset and eligible service [27666]

41096

the veteran had the identified illness or injury, a kind of aspiration pneumonitis, within the six months before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

27763the identified illness or injury, a kind of aspiration pneumonitis, is causally related to eligible service.

Clinical worsening and operational service [27667]

27663

the veteran had the identified illness or injury, a kind of aspiration pneumonitis, within the 12 months before the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

27762the identified illness or injury, a kind of aspiration pneumonitis, is causally related to operational service.

27764

the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred prior to that part of operational service to which the identified illness or injury, a kind of aspiration pneumonitis, is causally related.

Clinical worsening and eligible service [27668]

41097

the veteran had the identified illness or injury, a kind of aspiration pneumonitis, within the six months before the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

27763the identified illness or injury, a kind of aspiration pneumonitis, is causally related to eligible service.

27765

the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred prior to that part of eligible service to which the identified illness or injury, a kind of aspiration pneumonitis, is causally related.