Arnold's nerve cough reflex: evidence for chronic cough as a sensory vagal neuropathy.


Arnold's nerve ear-cough reflex is recognised to occur uncommonly in patients with chronic cough. In these patients, mechanical stimulation of the external auditory meatus can activate the auricular branch of the vagus nerve (Arnold's nerve) and evoke reflex cough. This is an example of hypersensitivity of vagal afferent nerves, and there is now an… (More)
DOI: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2014.04.22


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