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USMLE UWorld Q 7601 Respiratory physiology

maggiesilverchow

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Pt evaluated for worsening SOB on exertion, 40-pack-year smoking hit. Lung are hyperresonant on percussion and there is diffuse wheezing on auscultation. CXR reveals a flattened diaphragm with a narrow mediastinum, there are decreased bronchovascular markings in the peripheral lung region.
Why this is COPD? how to tell it is not restrictive lung diseases ?
 
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