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Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Jun;98(23):e15916. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000015916.

Effect of pregabalin for the treatment of chronic refractory cough: A case report.

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1
Department of Pain Management and National Clinical Research Center for Geriatrics.
2
Department of Pain Management, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, P.R. China.

Abstract

RATIONALE:

Chronic refractory cough (CRC) is a common clinical problem which is more likely associated with some physical problems. Although many patients have received satisfactory treatment, there were still many patients suffered from long-term cough symptoms after standardized treatment.

PATIENT CONCERNS:

A patient suffered from postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) and also he complained CRC for more than 20 years.

DIAGNOSIS:

The patient was diagnosed with PHN and CRC.

INTERVENTIONS:

Pregabalin was originally administered to treat PHN.

OUTCOMES:

pregabalin not only alleviated her pain of PHN but also relieved chronic cough.

LESSONS:

This report demonstrated the surprising effect of pregabalin on the treatment of CRC.

PMID:
31169707
DOI:
10.1097/MD.0000000000015916
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