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Chronic Bronchitis and Its Exacerbations: Definitions and Evaluations

  • L. Allegra
  • F. Blasi

Abstract

In the year 2000, it is rather uncommon for the definition of a disease to be uncertain or crude. It is even more surprising for a definition to be left unchanged for over 40 years notwithstanding its mediocrity.

Keywords

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chronic Bronchitis Sputum Sample Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation Pulmonary Emphysema 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Allegra
    • 1
  • F. Blasi
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Respiratory DiseasesUniversity of Milan IRCCS Ospedale MaggioreMilanItaly

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