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The Breathless Patient: Is it Asthma or COPD?

Publication date: Monday, 01 June 2009

Breathlessness is a very common problem in the patients we see in general practice, and there is a range of possible causes. In this article – the first in a series of three looking at how to diagnose what’s wrong with a breathless patient – we explore how to distinguish between two of the commonest respiratory causes of breathlessness, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 1, Number 1, BJPCN Online 2004

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