Occurrence of virus-induced COPD exacerbations during four seasons.

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In this study, we investigated the occurrence of viral infections in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during four seasons. Viral infections were detected by the use of real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction on pharyngeal swabs. During a 12-month period pharyngeal swabs were obtained in 136 exacerbations… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/00365548.2014.968866

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@article{Djamin2015OccurrenceOV, title={Occurrence of virus-induced COPD exacerbations during four seasons.}, author={Remco S. Djamin and Sevim Uzun and Eveline Snelders and Jan A. J. W. Kluytmans and Henk C. Hoogsteden and Joachim G. J. V. Aerts and Menno M. van der Eerden}, journal={Infectious diseases}, year={2015}, volume={47 2}, pages={96-100} }