COPD W/ Acute Exacerbation

Etiology

  • Viral
  • Strep
  • H flu
  • Moraxella

Risk Factors

  • Typically >20pky smoking hx

Symptoms

  • SOB
  • DOE
  • Change in color and quatity of sputum, typically precipitated by infxn

Physical Exam Findings

  • Barrel chested
  • Wheezing on exam
  • Decreased breath sounds

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