Which one of the following is NOT a feature of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? Question options: A) Frequent pulmonary infections are common. B) Most patients have a genetic predisposition to COPD. C) Dyspnea becomes progressively more severe. D) Most patients have a history of smoking. E) Most COPD victims are hypoxic.

Asked Nov 15, 2019
Which one of the following is NOT a feature of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

Question options:



Frequent pulmonary infections are common.


Most patients have a genetic predisposition to COPD.


Dyspnea becomes progressively more severe.


Most patients have a history of smoking.


Most COPD victims are hypoxic.

Expert Answer

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and refractory asthma. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness.

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COPD most commonly occurs in people who are over age 40 and who have a history of smoking. Various factors may contribute to the development of COPD, including prolonged exposure to air pollutants and dust. Smoking causes about 90 percent of COPD cases. Some people may have a genetic link to COP...

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