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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Comment from: LLL, 55-64 (Patient) Published: April 24

My COPD prognosis is death.

Medically reviewed by Joanne Getsy, MD; Board Certificate: Internal Medicine/Pulmonary Medicine/Sleep Medicine

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