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, vol.15, no.2, pp.209-215, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/crj.13286
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.209-215
  • Keywords: acute exacerbations of COPD, atypical bacteria, Legionella pneumophila, nonspecific pathogens
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


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.