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Physiology and pathophysiology of cough

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All pulmonary and many non-pulmonary conditions can present with a cough. Most will be evident after a simple clinical assessment that includes a history, physical examination, a chest radiograph, and a spirogram. A cough that remains unexplained after such an assessment is a common reason for referral to secondary care. Potential causes include asthma, eosinophilic bronchitis, rhinitis and gastro-oesophageal reflux. This chapter discusses the cough reflex, clinical aspects of chronic cough, ...

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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Host title:
Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease
Publication date:
2012-05-24
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uuid:9f0c0652-b50c-43e0-85bd-357d9aae6f84
Source identifiers:
503149
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pubs:503149
ISBN:
9780199591763

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