Diagnosing chronic cough in children

Shields, M. D.
August 2006
Thorax;Aug2006, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p647
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the predictors of chronic cough in children. Cough is very common in children, but pediatricians need to decide which children warrant further review and investigation. The most useful clinical marker in predicting cough is the presence of a daily moist cough at the time of consultation. A parental history of moist cough also predicted a specific cause of cough.


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