Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease characterized by reduced airflow. Patients typically have symptoms of chronic bronchitis and emphysema, but the classic triad also includes asthma. COPD symptoms include worsening breathlessness upon exertion, which eventually leads to breathlessness at rest.
The condition is associated with substantial mortality and morbidity. Worldwide, COPD accounts for more than 3 million deaths annually. In the United States alone, COPD and related conditions lead to more than 1 million emergency department visits each year. In addition, COPD is one of the most prevalent underlying diseases among hospitalized patients with COVID-19, prompting new guidance.
How much do you know about the key aspects of COPD, as well as new considerations regarding COVID-19 and the latest guidelines for diagnosis and management? Test your knowledge of this common, deadly condition with this quick quiz.
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Cite this: Zab Mosenifar. Fast Five Quiz: COPD Key Aspects - Medscape - Aug 10, 2020.