The importance of C-reactive protein and other inflammatory markers in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Heidari2012TheIO,
  title={The importance of C-reactive protein and other inflammatory markers in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Behzad Heidari},
  journal={Caspian journal of internal medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={428-35}
}
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a condition associated with inflammation in lungs and airways. The impacts of inflammatory process is not limited to respiratory system but extend to extrapulmonary organs with resultant complications involving endocrine, metabolic and cardiovascular systems. The extent and severity of inflammation may be… CONTINUE READING