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Inflammation Lung COPD

What if you could identify higher-risk patients?  

A deeper look at the inflammation behind exacerbations could ignite new thinking in COPD. Look for blood eosinophils, a biomarker of COPD with Type 2 Inflammation, which may help you identify those patients at increased risk of exacerbations.

Watch the video below to better understand exacerbations in COPD and better identify patients at risk.   

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