Cough

Kai K. Lee*, Surinder Birring

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Cough is the most common reason why patients seek medical attention. Acute cough due to viral upper respiratory tract infection is usually self-limiting and seldom requires investigation. In contrast, chronic cough is challenging to manage since it often remains unexplained despite thorough investigation. Cough reflex hypersensitivity is a key abnormality in patients with cough and the term 'cough hypersensitivity syndrome' (CHS) has recently been proposed to emphasise this. The evaluation of patients with CHS includes identifying reversible cough hypersensitivity, minimizing aggravating factors of cough and non-specific antitussive therapy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-176
Number of pages4
JournalMedicine (Abingdon. 1995, UK ed. Print)
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

Keywords

  • acute cough
  • chronic cough
  • cough
  • cough hypersensitivity syndrome
  • cough reflex
  • cough reflex hypersensitivity

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