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Paediatr Respir Rev. 2012 Sep;13(3):144-9. doi: 10.1016/j.prrv.2012.02.001. Epub 2012 Mar 2.

The immunological investigation of a child with chronic wet cough.

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Department of Allergy and Immunology, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia. samm@chw.edu.au

Abstract

Immunological investigations need to be considered in any child presenting with chronic wet cough. Not infrequently, such children are subjected to a detailed, expensive battery of immune function tests, without consideration as to whether such extensive testing is necessary or indeed helpful. The main aim of this review is to discuss which immune function tests are and are not particularly helpful when investigating a child with persistent wet cough.

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22726869
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10.1016/j.prrv.2012.02.001
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