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A worldwide survey of chronic cough: a manifestation of enhanced somatosensory response.

Abstract:

Reports from individual centres suggest a preponderance of females with chronic cough. Females also have heightened cough reflex sensitivity. Here we have reviewed the age and sex of unselected referrals to 11 cough clinics. To investigate the cause of any observed sex dimorphism, functional magnetic resonance imaging of putative cough centres was analysed in normal volunteers. The demographic profile of consecutive patients presenting with chronic cough was evaluated. Cough challenge with ca...

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10.1183/09031936.00217813

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Morice, AH More by this author
Birring, SS More by this author
McGarvey, L More by this author
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Journal:
The European respiratory journal
Volume:
44
Issue:
5
Pages:
1149-1155
Publication date:
2014-11-05
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EISSN:
1399-3003
ISSN:
0903-1936
URN:
uuid:9b52764b-cb8e-4104-b323-a5eff5f748b0
Source identifiers:
484087
Local pid:
pubs:484087
Language:
English
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