TITLE

COPD exacerbations · 1: Epidemiology

AUTHOR(S)
Donaldson, G. C.; Wedzicha, J. A.
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
Thorax;Feb2006, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p164
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The epidemiology of exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is reviewed with particular reference to the definition, frequency, time course, natural history and seasonality, and their relationship with decline in lung function, disease severity and mortality. The importance of distinguishing between recurrent and relapsed exacerbations is discussed.
ACCESSION #
19787754

 

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