Chronic cough in childhood: approach to diagnosis and treatment.

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Chronic cough in childhood has many possible causes. The two most common are asthma and viral upper respiratory infection. Although usually associated with wheezing, dyspnea, or both, cough may be the sole manifestation of asthma ("cough-variant asthma"). Most important to initial evaluation are physical examination, patient history, and chest radiograph… (More)

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