Overlap of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  title={Overlap of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={S. Guerra},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  volume={11 1},
  • S. Guerra
  • Published 2005 in Current opinion in pulmonary medicine
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are both defined by the presence of airflow obstruction, but they present distinguishing differences in terms of both risk factors and clinical phenotypes. Yet it is quite common in the clinical setting to observe patients with asthma showing COPD-like phenotypes, and vice versa, making it a priority to search for optimal prevention, treatment, and management strategies for these cases of coexisting lung obstructive… CONTINUE READING
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