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Chronic cough and eosinophilic disorders

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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
Akio Niimi, Hisako Matsumoto, Michiaki Mishima
Chronic cough is a major clinical problem. The causes of chronic cough can be categorized into eosinophilic and noneosinophilic disorders, the former being comprised of asthma, cough variant asthma (CVA), atopic cough (AC) and non-asthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis (NAEB). Cough is one of the major symptoms of asthma. Cough in asthma can be classified into three categories; 1) CVA: asthma presenting solely with coughing, 2) cough-predominant asthma: asthma predominantly presenting with coughing but also with dyspnea and/or wheezing, and 3) cough remaining after treatment with inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and beta2-agonists in patients with classical asthma, despite control of other symptoms...
April 2009: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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