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Thorax. 2003 Dec;58(12):1092-5.

Cough. 3: chronic cough and gastro-oesophageal reflux.

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Dipartimento di Area Critica Medico Chirurgica, Sezione di Medicina Respiratoria, Università di Firenze, Viale G B Morgani, 85 50134 Firenze, Italy. g.fontana@dac.unifi.it

Abstract

The pathogenesis and clinical features of gastro-oesophageal reflux related cough are complex and the diagnostic tests available are of limited reliability. Treatment needs to be tailored to the specific needs of individual patients and other possible causes of chronic cough should be investigated. Treatment should only be considered to have failed when cough persists after administration of proton pump inhibitors at an adequate dosage for a sufficient length of time.

PMID:
14645983
PMCID:
PMC1746530
DOI:
10.1136/thorax.58.12.1092
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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