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What is the meaning of acute copd?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly...
Perhaps, you are referring to an acute exacerbation of copd? This occurs when a COPD patient experiences a sudden worsening of symptoms like shortness of breath, cough, wheeze, etc.
An acute exacerbation of COPD can be caused by an infection, among other etiologies. See your doctor if you have a sudden worsening of your symptoms so diagnosis and treatment can be given!

In brief: Possibly...
Perhaps, you are referring to an acute exacerbation of copd? This occurs when a COPD patient experiences a sudden worsening of symptoms like shortness of breath, cough, wheeze, etc.
An acute exacerbation of COPD can be caused by an infection, among other etiologies. See your doctor if you have a sudden worsening of your symptoms so diagnosis and treatment can be given!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Michael Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: Typically...
An acute COPD means a patient is having a flare up of their COPD - worsening shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, etc.

In brief: Typically...
An acute COPD means a patient is having a flare up of their COPD - worsening shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, etc.
Dr. Michael Sanders
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Exacerbation of COPD
COPD stands for "chronic obstructive pulmonary disease": emphysema and or chronic bronchitis.
"acute" means "of recent onset". These patients have structural changes in their lungs that are irreversible to a certain point, they turn short of breath (dyspneic) they may have wheezes or ronchi sounds in their lungs. These symptoms may get triggered by flu, colds. Asthma/copd is reversible.

In brief: Exacerbation of COPD
COPD stands for "chronic obstructive pulmonary disease": emphysema and or chronic bronchitis.
"acute" means "of recent onset". These patients have structural changes in their lungs that are irreversible to a certain point, they turn short of breath (dyspneic) they may have wheezes or ronchi sounds in their lungs. These symptoms may get triggered by flu, colds. Asthma/copd is reversible.
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