Transition from Restrictive to Obstructive Lung Function Impairment During Treatment and Follow-Up of Active Tuberculosis.

International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Volume: 15
May 11, 2020
Brian W Allwood BW, Elizna Maasdorp E, Grace J Kim GJ, Christopher B Cooper CB, Jonathan Goldin J, Richard N van Zyl-Smit RN, Eric D Bateman ED, Rodney Dawson R

Pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) is associated with many forms of chronic lung disease including the development of chronic airflow obstruction (AFO). However, the nature, evolution and mechanisms responsible for the AFO after PTB are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to examine the progression of changes in lung physiology in patients treated for PTB.

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