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Risk Factors of Tillie-Leblond et al for Identifying a Patient with an Unexplained Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Secondary to a Pulmonary Embolism

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with an unexplained exacerbation of COPD using the risk factors of Tillie-Leblond et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology

Objective:

risk factors, complications, disease progression

ICD-10:

J40, J41, J42, J43, J44

Description:

Tillie-Leblond et al identified risk factors associated with a pulmonary embolism that causes an unexplained exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Any patient with an unexplained exacerbation for COPD should be evaluated for pulmonary embolism. The authors are from University Hospital A Calmette in Lille, France.

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