Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

4 Interesting Facts of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  1. Group of chronic and progressive pulmonary diseases (emphysema and chronic bronchitis) that limit airflow and occur almost exclusively in smokers
  2. Presents with chronic dyspnea, as in mitral regurgitation
  3. Also associated with productive cough, rhonchi and/or expiratory wheezing on auscultation, hyperinflation (barrel chest), and hyperresonant chest sounds
  4. Differentiated based on history, physical examination findings, spirometry, and chest radiography

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