Chronic Cough, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach

  • Orhan ÇILDAG

Received Date: 23.02.2005 Accepted Date: 20.04.2005 Meandros Med Dent J 2005;6(1):47-52

Chronic cough-cough lasting more than three weeks-is a persistent, disturbing symptom which is a diagnostic and therapeutic problem. Recently, the mechanism of cough was explained and diagnosis and treatment became more successful by anatomic diagnostic approach. The aim of this manuscript is to give the necessary information for practical approach to a patient with chronic cough, by reviewing the literature.

Keywords: chronic cough, asthma, postnasal drip syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux