Corticosteroid reversibility in COPD is related to features of asthma.

  title={Corticosteroid reversibility in COPD is related to features of asthma.},
  author={Pascal Chanez and Antonio Maurizio Vignola and T O'Shaugnessy and Ingrid Enander and Dahong Li and Peter K. Jeffery and Jean Bousquet},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  volume={155 5},
Eosinophilic inflammation has been observed in the airways of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A subset of patients clinically diagnosed as having COPD show a reversibility of airflow obstruction when treated with corticosteroids, and may consist of patients with features of asthma including reticular basement membrane thickening and eosinophilic inflammation. Twenty-five unselected patients clinically diagnosed as having COPD received a daily oral dose of 1.5 mg/kg… CONTINUE READING


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