Atiq Ahmad, Muhammad Ayyaz, Avinash Punshi
Aim: To determine the frequency of blood eosinophilia in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with acute exacerbation.
Study design: Prospective/Observational
Place and duration of study: Department of Medicine, M. Islam Medical & Dental College Gujranwala from 1st January 2020 to 30th June 2020.
Methodology: One hundred and fifty patients with both genders were enrolled in this study. Patients detailed demographics age, sex, body mass index were recorded after taking written consent. Patients with age between 25-70 years were included in this study. Blood eosinophil count was measured by a standardized method
Results: Eighty two (54.7%) patients were males and 68(45.3%) were females. Mean age of the patients were 57.54±9.68 years and mean BMI 26.34±4.47 kg/m2. Sixty eight (45.33%) patients were from the age group 50-65 years of age. Thirty eight (25.33%) patients from all of these cases diagnosed blood eosinophilia in which 24 (63.16%) were males and 14 (36.84%) were females.
Conclusion: 25.33% had blood eosinophilia in which most of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with acute exacerbation were males.
Keywords: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Blood eosinophilia, Acute exacerbation