Talk:Acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis

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Incidence rate overrated[edit]

This article is dead wrong. I've had diagnosed COPD for ten years and have never had an acute exacerbation. It is more likely as the disease progresses, but two or three a year and you'd be dead in a year anyway. Acute exacerbations are end stage complications, many COPD patients live for many years before they start getting them, they also depend on the persons immune system and the steps patients take to prevent catching infections from others. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 116.240.131.162 (talk) 00:21, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Then I assume that you're not a "typical" COPD patient.
We're stuck reporting what the reliable sources say, even if that doesn't happen to line up with the personal experience of a single individual. WhatamIdoing (talk) 17:54, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Merge[edit]

This is the same as an acute exacerbation of COPD yes? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 00:55, 21 October 2010 (UTC)