Pathogenesis of COPD. Part III. Inflammation in COPD.

  title={Pathogenesis of COPD. Part III. Inflammation in COPD.},
  author={Michael Roth},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  volume={12 4},
  • Michael Roth
  • Published 2008 in
    The international journal of tuberculosis and…
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is mostly caused by cigarette smoking and affects up to 25% of smokers. Air pollution and occupational exposure to dust and fumes can also induce COPD. COPD is characterised by airflow limitation that is not fully reversible and chronic inflammation of the lung. Most patients with COPD also have evidence of… CONTINUE READING