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Bronchial asthma. Definition and prognosis

  • H. Matthys
  • C. Kroegel
  • Chr. Virchow
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Prof. H. Matthys attempts to define the “asthmatic disorder” during the life span of the patient. He points out the more less well defined differences between several forms of asthma and COPD also concerning the natural course and consequences of therapeutic regimes. The author also refers to previous contributions on this subject during this sympo­sium, and thus creates a timely synopsis. He emphasizes the need of taking a reliable history of the patient, exact investigation and definition of the functional disorder, and all this taken together as the basis for consequent treatment.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Airway Obstruction Airway Inflammation Chronic Bronchitis Nasal Polyp 
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Bronchialasthma: Definition und Prognose


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Matthys
    • 1
  • C. Kroegel
    • 1
  • Chr. Virchow
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pneumology, Department of Internal MedicineUniversity Hospital FreiburgFederal Republic of Germany

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