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[The asthma-COPD overlap syndrome]

NAGY László Béla

DECEMBER 15, 2015

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2015;25(11-12)

[The asthma bronchiale and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are not simple diseases, but heterogenous syndromes. In their most typical forms, asthma and COPD are clearly distinguishable, but many patients demonstrate features of both conditions. This is the asthma - COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS). We present the latest findings in the pathogenesis, clinical characterisation, diagnosis, and management of ACOS. Because the limitations of the studies need future research, mainly to develop targeted therapy. ]

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