The systemic face of airway diseases: the role of C-reactive protein.

  title={The systemic face of airway diseases: the role of C-reactive protein.},
  author={Emiel F. M. Wouters},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={27 5},
A irway diseases, predominantly asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), are highly prevalent diseases, constituting a major financial burden to society. Both asthma and COPD are identified by the presence of characteristic symptoms and functional abnormalities. Airflow limitation is the dominant physiological characteristic of both diseases. The airflow limitation in asthma must be reversible to establish a diagnosis, whereas in COPD the airflow limitation does not change… CONTINUE READING


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