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Cough

Cough

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Published by: Muhammad Erwin Yamashita on Nov 09, 2012
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Cough
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The Challenge of aTargeted Diagnosis
Michael A. Venditto DO, FACOI,FCCP
 
Cough - History
Some controversy over definitions
Arguably the best
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Acute: less than 3 weeks
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Sub acute: 3 to 8 weeks
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Chronic: more than 8 weeks
Richard Irwin, NEJM, Volume 343, Dec 7, 2000
 
Cough - Acute
Most common causes
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Common cold
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Acute bacterial sinusitis
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Pertussis
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Exacerbation of COPD
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Allergic rhiniits
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Rhinitis 2
°
to environmental irritants

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