Chronic cough and wheeze in children: do they all have asthma?

@article{Seear1997ChronicCA,
  title={Chronic cough and wheeze in children: do they all have asthma?},
  author={Michael D Seear and Diane Wensley},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={342-5}
}
In the experience of both authors, children referred for investigation of a chronic productive cough often do not fit conventional diagnostic categories. The aim of this study was to answer two questions: 1) do such diagnostic orphans exist? and, 2) if so, can they be classified in a clinically useful manner? Eighty one previously undiagnosed children referred with a history of more than 3 months productive or rattly cough were studied prospectively. Investigations consisted of a detailed… CONTINUE READING
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