Published: 28 May 2020
Author(s): Francesco Dentali, Fulvio Pomero, Pierpaolo Di Micco, Micaela La Regina, Federica Landini, Nicola Mumoli, Filippo Pieralli, Matteo Giorgi-Pierfranceschi, Roberta Re, Josè Vitale, Leonardo M Fabbri, Andrea Fontanella, Dimitriy Arioli, for the Young-FADOI Study Group
Section: Original article

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide [1]. Acute exacerbation of COPD is a frequent cause of admission to an emergency department and of hospitalization. While exacerbations of COPD are believed to be mainly due to infectious and/or pollution [1], their causes are usually complex [2].

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