n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - COPD is a systemic disease - the extrapulmonary manifestations : main article
|Article Title||COPD is a systemic disease - the extrapulmonary manifestations : main article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Apr 2009|
|Pages||159 - 161|
COPD is defined as a preventable and treatable respiratory disease characterised by partially reversible chronic airflow obstruction. There is abnormal inflammation of the lungs in response to the inhalation of noxious particles, particularly cigarette smoke.
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