Cough: A Practical and Multifaceted Approach to Diagnosis and Management

Baotran B. Tran, Anne Marie Ditto*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Cough is a common symptom often confronted in the clinical setting. Time and resources attributed to cough place an undue burden on patients and the health care system. One characteristic of cough that likely contributes to this is the multifactorial nature of cough. Physicians are trained to find a single diagnosis to explain symptoms. With cough, if all factors contributing are not identified and treated together, the cough often remains unresolved. This article provides a practical approach to treatment and management of cough, emphasizing causes and potentiators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-59
Number of pages15
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Volume104
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Approach to cough
  • Causes of cough
  • Cough management
  • Cough reflex
  • Multifactorial cough
  • Treatment of cough

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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