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Chronic tonsillar enlargement and cough: preliminary evidence of a novel and treatable cause of chronic cough.

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Tonsillar enlargement is sometimes seen in patients with otherwise unexplained chronic cough although its significance is unclear. In this study, the authors set out to test the hypothesis that cough symptoms and cough reflex sensitivity will improve after tonsillectomy in patients with otherwise unexplained chronic cough and enlarged tonsils. Eight consecutive patients with unexplained chronic cough and enlarged tonsils were recruited from 236 patients seen in a cough clinic between 2000 and...

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Journal:
The European respiratory journal
Volume:
23
Issue:
2
Pages:
199-201
Publication date:
2004-02-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1399-3003
ISSN:
0903-1936
URN:
uuid:3b77b06b-f9e5-4803-9e22-882e9f91d56b
Source identifiers:
435334
Local pid:
pubs:435334

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