Explore BrainMass
Share

Explore BrainMass

    Comparison table of obstructive pulmonary diseases

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

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

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 1:14 am ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/biology/human-biology/comparison-table-obstructive-pulmonary-diseases-326404

    Solution Preview

    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 ...

    Solution Summary

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

    $2.19