Chronic cough due to gastroesophageal reflux. Clinical, diagnostic, and pathogenetic aspects.

@article{Irwin1993ChronicCD,
  title={Chronic cough due to gastroesophageal reflux. Clinical, diagnostic, and pathogenetic aspects.},
  author={Richard S. Irwin and C M French and Frederick J. Curley and John K Zawacki and Frederick M. Bennett},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1993},
  volume={104 5},
  pages={1511-7}
}
BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is a common cause of chronic cough. Moreover, chronic cough can be the sole presenting manifestation of GER disease (GERD). It has been suggested recently that GER most often causes chronic cough by stimulating the distal esophagus. To gain further diagnostic and pathophysiologic knowledge, we prospectively evaluated a group of patients with chronic cough likely to be due to GER with extensive gastrointestinal and respiratory studies and then observed… CONTINUE READING

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