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Allergy and Airway: Allergy - Asthma |

Prevalence of Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome (ACOS) in Patients Previously Diagnosed as COPD in Ilorin, Nigeria

Olufemi Desalu, MBChB; Olutobi Ojuawo, MBBS; Ademola Fawibe, MBBS; Adeniyi Aladesami, MBBS
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Department of Medicine University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):4A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.007
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SESSION TITLE: Allergy - Asthma

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: To determine prevalence of Asthma -COPD overlap syndrome among patients previously diagnosed as COPD in Ilorin, Nigeria

METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients with chronic airway disease (asthma or COPD) between 2010 and 2015 that attended a respiratory clinic in Ilorin Nigeria. We carried out a chart review of cases with diagnosis of chronic airway diseases. GINA syndromic definition of airway disease was used in identifying cases of ACOS.

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