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Long-term low-dose erythromycin in patients with unexplained chronic cough: a double-blind placebo controlled trial.

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AIMS: Unexplained chronic cough is a common condition with no satisfactory treatments. Previous work has suggested that cough may be linked to neutrophilic airway inflammation. This study tested the hypothesis that long-term low-dose erythromycin reduces the induced sputum neutrophil count and 24 h cough frequency in patients with unexplained chronic cough. METHODS: 30 patients with an unexplained chronic cough lasting more than 8 weeks were randomly assigned to take 250 mg erythromycin once...

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10.1136/thx.2010.142711

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Monteiro, W More by this author
Birring, S More by this author
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Journal:
Thorax
Volume:
65
Issue:
12
Pages:
1107-1110
Publication date:
2010-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-3296
ISSN:
0040-6376
URN:
uuid:3ddaa51a-f82e-43e7-804c-d042641f348c
Source identifiers:
423859
Local pid:
pubs:423859

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