Prevalence, pathogenesis, and causes of chronic cough

@article{Chung2008PrevalencePA,
  title={Prevalence, pathogenesis, and causes of chronic cough},
  author={K. Chung and I. Pavord},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2008},
  volume={371},
  pages={1364-1374}
}
Cough is a reflex action of the respiratory tract that is used to clear the upper airways. Chronic cough lasting for more than 8 weeks is common in the community. The causes include cigarette smoking, exposure to cigarette smoke, and exposure to environmental pollution, especially particulates. Diseases causing chronic cough include asthma, eosinophilic bronchitis, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, postnasal drip syndrome or rhinosinusitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary… Expand
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Persistent cough is a distressing symptom for people with respiratory disorders. Patients also often experience an ongoing urge-to-cough that prompts coughing, and which fails to… Expand
ConditionsCough
InterventionDrug, Other
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