Discuss the Role of infection in Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Literature Review Assignment Task length Maximum of 2000 words (excluding references) Task description Please produce a concise review of the role of infection in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In this review, you should briefly explain what COPD is, the magnitude of the problem (prevalence, morbidity and mortaility), what constitutes an acute exacerbation before then expanding on the role of infection in these exacerbations. You should also briefly describe the role for antimicrobial therapy in managing infection associated acute exacerbations. Referencing You should use references to support your statements and reference in the style of the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (https://academic.oup.com/jac). Assessment You will be assessed on the quality of your writing, the accuracy of the information and on the extent that you appropriately use good quality references to support your statements.