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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 341-346

A study of clinical, radiological, and spirometric profile of COPD


Department of Respiratory Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Babaji Ghewade
Department of Respiratory Medicine, JNMC, Sawangi Meghe - 442 001, Wardha, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_47_20

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Background: Chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) is a high prevalence chronic disease and disease that leads to substantial health costs. The diagnosis of COPD is based on respiratory symptoms, persistent airflow obstruction and presence of causative agent such as the inhalation of multiple pollutants, primarily tobacco. Although the COPD is usually underdiagnosed, inaccurate diagnosis is also not uncommon. Material and Methods: A thorough knowledge of clinical, radiological and spirometric data is important for the proper diagnosis and management of COPD. The ususal symptoms of cough, breathlessness and chest tightness may be present in many other diseases. Results: A correlation of symptoms, spirometry and radiology is more likely to give us a more accurate diagnosis and help in management of patients. The usual symptoms of COPD with radiological findings suggestive of COPD and a spirometry showing obstructive abnormality make the diagnosis more accurate. Conclusion: In addition this may also help to diagnose any complications and comorbidities of COPD which can be missed if suspicion is low and patient is not evaluated.


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