Respiratory viral infections in adults with and without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Greenberg2000RespiratoryVI,
  title={Respiratory viral infections in adults with and without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Stephen B Greenberg and Michele Allen and Jonathan B. Wilson and Robert L. Atmar},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={162 1},
  pages={167-73}
}
A longitudinal cohort study of older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who were stratified by FEV(1) at enrollment was done to define the etiology, frequency, severity, and medical-care impact of respiratory tract viral infections (RTVIs). Controls consisted of a group of subjects of comparable age with the patients. RTVIs were documented in 44% of observed acute respiratory illnesses in control subjects and in 27% of COPD subjects, who were followed for mean periods of… CONTINUE READING