Acute Exacerbation of COPD
COPD exacerbations are also known as acute exacerbations which is a worsening of COPD symptoms. An acute exacerbation is defined as increased breath shortness, increased production of sputum. There are many causes of acute exacerbation are: Respiratory exacerbation, in which many bacteria (pathogens) and viruses, not only this but allergens, toxins and air pollution is also responsible for COPD. It can be prevented by vaccination against the pathogens and also by some agonists (long acting beta-adrenoceptor agonists (LABAs)), inhaled corticosteroids, antibiotics and antivirals.