COPD – An Indian Perspective

Sulaiman Ladhani
2016 Journal of Lung Pulmonary & Respiratory Research  
heavy incidence and burden of tuberculosis, adds to the difficulties of diagnosis and management. In line with this thought, a working group was formed and a consensus workshop was held in December 2002. Indian guidelines were developed on the foundation of general GOLD recommendations. The modifications were made based on etiology, clinical criteria, exclusion of diagnosis of tuberculosis, and available health care options. 3 Co-morbid conditions The majority COPD patients are elderly, on
more » ... re elderly, on multiple medications, having much comorbidity. COPD may be exacerbated by co-existing J Lung Pulm Respir Res. 2016;3(1):24-25. 24
doi:10.15406/jlprr.2016.03.00070 fatcat:jecv7m4vdvhvrdqlvio4tndxoa