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Clinical Features Distinguishing COPD from Asthma

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with dyspnea for features suggesting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology

Objective:

differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

J44, J45

Description:

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma may resemble each other clinically. They often can be distinguished by clinical findings but both can occur in the same patient.

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