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Pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : an African perspective

dc.contributor.authorAllwood, Brian W.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorCalligaro, G .en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-02T06:29:48Z
dc.date.available2016-08-02T06:29:48Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationAllwood, B. & Calligaro, G . 2015. Pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : an African perspective. South African Medical Journal, 105(9):789, doi:10.7196/SAMJnew.8424
dc.identifier.issn2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.7196/SAMJnew.8424
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/99296
dc.descriptionCITATION: Allwood, B. & Calligaro, G . 2015. Pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : an African perspective. South African Medical Journal, 105(9):789, doi:10.7196/SAMJnew.8424.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.samj.org.za
dc.description.abstractThe importance of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as a global health problem cannot be overstated. According to the latest World Health Organization statistics (2005), 210 million people suffer from COPD worldwide, and 5% of all deaths globally are estimated to be caused by this disease. This corresponds to >3 million deaths annually, of which 90% are thought to occur in low- and middle-income countries. While cigarette smoking remains the major risk factor, and much of the increase in COPD is associated with projected increases in tobacco use, epidemiological studies have demonstrated that in the majority of patients in developing countries the aetiology of COPD is multifactorial. This article summarises the epidemiology of and risk factors for COPD in Africa, including influences other than cigarette smoking that are important contributors to chronic irreversible airflow limitation in our setting.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Geen opsomming beskikbaaraf_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/view/9973
dc.format.extent4 pagesen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherHealth & Medical Publishing Groupen_ZA
dc.subjectLungs -- Diseases, Obstructive -- Pathogenesisen_ZA
dc.subjectChronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseen_ZA
dc.subjectCigarette smokingen_ZA
dc.subjectBronchitis -- Chronic diseasesen_ZA
dc.titlePathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : an African perspectiveen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderHealth & Medical Publishing Groupen_ZA


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