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Differential Diagnosis of Exacerbation of COPD

Purpose:

To identify conditions that need to be distinguished from an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology

Objective:

differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

J44

Description:

A person with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who presents with worsening pulmonary function may have an exacerbation of the COPD or another problem. Accurate diagnosis is essential for correct management.

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