Predictors of objective cough frequency in pulmonary sarcoidosis

Aish Sinha, Kai K. Lee, Gerrard F. Rafferty, Nadia Yousaf, Ian D. Pavord, James Galloway, Surinder S. Birring*

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Cough is a common symptom of pulmonary sarcoidosis. This study aimed to quantify cough frequency, and investigate its relationship with cough reflex sensitivity, pulmonary function and health status. 32 patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis were compared with 40 healthy controls. Cough reflex sensitivity to capsaicin, objective 24-h cough counts, cough-specific health status, cough severity and cough triggers were measured. The predictors of cough frequency in sarcoidosis were determined in a multivariate analysis. Objective cough frequency was significantly raised in patients with sarcoidosis compared with healthy controls (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1461-1471
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016


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