Role of Infections.
Clin Chest Med. 2014 Mar;35(1):87-100
Authors: Rangelov K, Sethi S
This article represents a review of the current literature on the role of infection in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in stable disease, exacerbations, and pneumonia. It outlines the complex interactions between respiratory pathogens and host immune defenses that underlie the clinical manifestations of infection in COPD.
PMID: 24507839 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]