Tuberculosis associates with both airflow obstruction and low lung function: BOLD results.

  title={Tuberculosis associates with both airflow obstruction and low lung function: BOLD results.},
  author={Andr{\'e} F S Amaral and Sonia J Coton and Bernet S. Kato and Wan C Tan and Michael Studnicka and Christer Janson and Thorarinn Gislason and David M Mannino and Eric D Bateman and Sonia A. Buist and Peter G. J. Burney},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={46 4},
In small studies and cases series, a history of tuberculosis has been associated with both airflow obstruction, which is characteristic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and restrictive patterns on spirometry. The objective of the present study was to assess the association between a history of tuberculosis and airflow obstruction and spirometric abnormalities in adults.The study was performed in adults, aged 40 years and above, who took part in the multicentre, cross-sectional, general… CONTINUE READING
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