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Idiopathic chronic cough and organ-specific autoimmune diseases: a case-control study.

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The marked female predominance in cases of idiopathic chronic cough and its association with mild chronic lymphocytic airway inflammation suggests an underlying autoimmune process. We set out to test the hypothesis that idiopathic chronic cough is associated with other organ-specific autoimmune diseases in a case control study. Twenty-two patients with idiopathic chronic cough and 65 community-matched controls for age and sex who responded to a self-administered questionnaire were asked about...

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10.1016/j.rmed.2003.10.005

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Birring, SS More by this author
Murphy, AC More by this author
Scullion, JE More by this author
Brightling, CE More by this author
Browning, M More by this author
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Journal:
Respiratory medicine
Volume:
98
Issue:
3
Pages:
242-246
Publication date:
2004-03-05
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EISSN:
1532-3064
ISSN:
0954-6111
URN:
uuid:432cb8fa-bba5-4682-9842-827f69bebaad
Source identifiers:
435333
Local pid:
pubs:435333

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