Prevalence and clinical features of cough variant asthma in a general internal medicine outpatient clinic in Japan.

@article{Shirahata2005PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and clinical features of cough variant asthma in a general internal medicine outpatient clinic in Japan.},
  author={Kumiko Shirahata and Keisaku Fujimoto and Hiroko Arioka and Ryousuke Shouda and Kouichirou Kudo and Shu-ichi Ikeda},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={354-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The aims of the present study were to examine the prevalence and clinical features of cough variant asthma (CVA) among patients with chronic and persistent cough at an outpatient clinic in Japan, and the efficacy of treatment with an inhaled corticosteroid. METHODOLOGY This prospective study was conducted at a general internal medicine outpatient clinic in Japan over a 12-month period. CVA was diagnosed as chronic cough without wheezing or any apparent cause, that had persisted for… CONTINUE READING
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