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Management of chronic cough

KEY POINT

 

A detailed review of the management of chronic cough discusses the differences between cough resulting from corticosteroid-responsive eosinophilic airway diseases and corticosteroid-resistant non-eosinophilic cough and appropriate treatment strategies to manage these types of chronic cough.

SOURCES

Chung KF et al. Prevalence, pathogenesis, and causes of chronic cough. Lancet. 2008;371:1364–74.

Pavord ID et al. Management of chronic cough. Lancet. 2008;371:1375–84.