COVID-19 And Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Staying ahead of the curve
COVID-19: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Tobacco Smoking

Patients with COPD are at high risk from coronavirus infection. Similarly, tobacco smoking appears to both increase the risk of infection and result in a poorer outcome.

This updated programme:

  • Discusses the evidence available from previous coronavirus epidemics and early reports from the current pandemic
  • Provides practical guidance on the management of this high-risk group

Associate Professor Richard van Zyl-Smit
Consultant Pulmonologist
Groote Schuur Hospital,
Cape Town, South Africa


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