The role of typical and atypical pathogens in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


Yildiz S., GÖNÜLLÜ N., Yildiz B. P. , Hattatoglu D. G. , Kuskucu M. , MİDİLLİ K., ...More

CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/crj.13286
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL

Abstract

Objectives The exact role of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, and Legionella pneumophila in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations remains to be elucidated. This study was conducted to identify nonspecific and atypical pathogens associated with acute exacerbations of COPD.