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Clinical Features of Pulmonary Cachexia with Muscle Wasting

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with chronic lung disease for evidence of pulmonary cachexia.

Specialty:

Nutrition
Pulmonology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis, disease progression

ICD-10:

R64, J44.9

Description:

Cachexia may develop in a patient with a chronic lung disease like chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD).

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