A 40-year-old member asked:
Whats the difference between COPD and chronic airway obstruction?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Sue Ferranti answered
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Difference....: COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Patients with COPD have chronic airway obstruction. There are other disease which can also result in chronic airway obstruction besides copd; COPD is just one disorder that causes chronic airway obstruction.
Answered on Feb 25, 2016
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