The complexity of understanding the relationship between COPD and other respiratory conditions also contributes to difficulties in its diagnosis and management.  There is still much confusion as to the relationship - or not - with asthma resulting in significant misdiagnosis taking place. 

You may wish to consider your asthma knowledge at this point and perhaps revisit any previous asthma learning you may have undertaken. This will help you to understand the differences between the diseases and the differing inflammatory pathways.

 The video below discusses the relationship of COPD with asthma


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