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Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Bronchitis: In Search of a Definition

Abstract

“They [exacerbations] are extremely difficult to grade and undoubtedly some patients do want to please a doctor who has shown more than usual interest in their tiresome and commonplace disease” [1].

“The value of future work ... would be increased if agreement could be reached on the definition of an exacerbation” [2].

Keywords

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Acute Exacerbation Chronic Bronchitis Lower Respiratory Tract Infection Acute Bronchitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Ball
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of St. AndrewsFifeScotland

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