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Prior TB, smoking, and airflow obstruction: a cross-sectional analysis of the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study.

Authors
  • Lam, Kin-bong Hubert
  • Jiang, Chao Qiang
  • Jordan, Rachel E
  • Miller, Martin R
  • Zhang, Wei Sen
  • Cheng, Kar Keung
  • Lam, Tai Hing
  • Adab, Peymané
Type
Published Article
Journal
CHEST Journal
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2010
Volume
137
Issue
3
Pages
593–600
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1378/chest.09-1435
PMID: 19820078
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Prior TB is an independent risk factor for airflow obstruction, which may partly explain the higher prevalence of COPD in China. Clinicians should be aware of this long-term risk in individuals with prior TB, irrespective of smoking status, particularly in patients from countries with a high TB burden.

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