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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease needs adjectives: "Guiltless" COPD, "asthma like" and "emphysemal" COPD

Wacław Droszcz
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2006;74(1):132-134.

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Vol 74, No 1 (2006)
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Published online: 2008-02-18
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

The author proposes an extension of terminology of COPD by introducing to certain situations the adjectives "guiltless" (for patient who never smoked), "asthma like" (for patients with symptoms with reversible bronchoconstriction and eosinophilia) and emphysemal COPD. The aim of this proposal is better understanding of certain events in the disease and subsequently proper treatment.

Abstract

The author proposes an extension of terminology of COPD by introducing to certain situations the adjectives "guiltless" (for patient who never smoked), "asthma like" (for patients with symptoms with reversible bronchoconstriction and eosinophilia) and emphysemal COPD. The aim of this proposal is better understanding of certain events in the disease and subsequently proper treatment.
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Keywords

" guiltless COPD" ; " asthma-like COPD" ; " emphysemal COPD"

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Title

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease needs adjectives: "Guiltless" COPD, "asthma like" and "emphysemal" COPD

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 74, No 1 (2006)

Pages

132-134

Published online

2008-02-18

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2006;74(1):132-134.

Keywords

"guiltless COPD"
"asthma-like COPD"
"emphysemal COPD"

Authors

Wacław Droszcz

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