Management of chronic non-specific cough in childhood: An evidence based review

Gupta, Atul, McKean, Michael and Chang, Anne B. (2007) Management of chronic non-specific cough in childhood: An evidence based review. Archives of Disease in Childhood: Education and Practice Edition, 92 2: 33-39. doi:10.1136/adc.2005.090753


Author Gupta, Atul
McKean, Michael
Chang, Anne B.
Title Management of chronic non-specific cough in childhood: An evidence based review
Journal name Archives of Disease in Childhood: Education and Practice Edition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1743-0585
1743-0593
Publication date 2007-04-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1136/adc.2005.090753
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 92
Issue 2
Start page 33
End page 39
Total pages 7
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BMJ Group
Language eng
Abstract Cough and sneezes spread diseases … so why do we have to cough? Cough is an important protective reflex enabling us to clear secretions aspirated into the airway. We understand many of the causes of acute and chronic cough in children, but for some children cough persists without any obvious reasons as to why. In the past it has often been assumed to be due to childhood asthma but increasingly chronic “non-specific cough” of childhood is recognised as a separate entity albeit without any identifiable cause. Paediatricians are frequently faced with a child with chronic non-specific cough. How then should these children be managed? This article focuses on the approach to assessment and investigations of chronic non-specific cough in children and includes a systematic review of common therapies.
Keyword Pediatrics
Pediatrics
PEDIATRICS
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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