Published in Health and Medicine Week, August 2nd, 2004
According to a 20-year study published in Chest, patients with asthma were 12 times more likely than nonasthmatics to develop COPD later in life.
"For many years, asthma and COPD have been regarded as distinct conditions, with separate clinical courses. However, over time, the two diseases may develop features that are quite similar. Our study shows a strong link between asthma diagnosis and the development of COPD, which suggests they may share a common background," said the article's lead author Graciela E. Silva,...
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