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VIDEO: Distinguishing asthma from COPD in elderly poses challenge to clinicians

November 26, 2014

ATLANTA — In this video, Stephen P. Peters, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, FCCP, FACP, FCPP, discusses his presentation on differentiating asthma from COPD in the aging population at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting.

“This can be a challenging issue for clinicians simply because changes in the aging are somewhat similar to what we see in COPD,” Peters, the Thomas H. Davis Chair in Pulmonary Medicine and chief, section on pulmonary, critical care, allergy and immunologic diseases, Wake Forest School of Medicine, told Healio Allergy/Immunology. “In addition, patients with asthma and COPD often have features which are very similar.”

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