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Low IgG levels in COPD patients linked to increased risk of hospitalization

Key clinical point: Hypogammaglobulinemia is common in COPD patients and is associated with increased risk of COPD hospitalizations.

Major finding: The presence of hypogammaglobulinemia was associated with a nearly 30% increase in the risk of COPD hospitalization.

Study details: A pooled meta-analysis of four studies involving 2,259 patients.

Disclosures: The authors reported having no financial disclosures.


Leitao Filho SF et al. Chest. 2020 May 18. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.04.058.