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    Comparison table of obstructive pulmonary diseases

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    Comparison table of emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma including general characteristics, labs, and treatment. This is a Word document (.doc).

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    Emphysema Chronic bronchitis asthma
    General Air spaces enlarged as a result of destruction of alveolar septa; etiology unknown, possibly due to increased proteolytic enzymes, smoking, alpha-1-antitrypsin Excessive sputum production w/chronic or recurring cough on most days for 3 months of the year for at least two years Chronic inflammatory disorder of airway
    Major characteristics Minimal ...

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    A comparison table of obstructive pulmonary diseases as a guide. Includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma.