A Prospective Study on Predictive Value of Absolute Eosinophil Count for Bronchodilator Reversibility in COPD Patients

  • Deepak Kumar Kalra Associate Professor, Department of TB & Respiratory Diseases, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, U.P, India.


INTRODUCTION: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients are prone to exacerbation that account for significant morbidity and mortality. According to physio-pathologic and clinical-functional viewpoints, bronchiectasis and COPD have some common characteristics, it has been observed that bronchiectasis was present in up to 50% of patients with moderate to severe COPD . This observation suggests that COPD is a risk factor for bronchiectasis.

METHODOLOGY: This study was included 120 totals who were attending the OPD in the department of TB Chest. This study was conducted in the Department of TB & Respiratory Diseases, Shri Dev Suman Subharti Medical College, Dehradun.

RESULT: In our study we were included 120 total number of cases, out of all cases 35.5% cases were found from eosinophilic COPD group & 62.5% were found non-eosinophilic COPD group. In eosinophilic COPD group,42 male and 3 females were found. While in non-eosinophilic COPD group ,60 male and 15 females were found.

CONCLUSION: This study suggested that flow reversibility associated with this volume reversibility was more in eosinophilic COPD.


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Kalra DK. A Prospective Study on Predictive Value of Absolute Eosinophil Count for Bronchodilator Reversibility in COPD Patients. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2019Sep.30 [cited 2021Apr.16];5(3):65-7. Available from: https://www.iabcr.org/index.php/iabcr/article/view/502
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