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Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/MOO.0b013e328345aa7c
Allergy: Edited by Berrylin Ferguson

Pediatric cough: what the otolaryngologist needs to know

Palmer, Ryana; Anon, Jack Bb; Gallagher, Phila,c

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Abstract

Purpose of review: Pediatric cough is a common complaint in 35% of preschool children and 9% of 7–11-year-olds. The cause of the cough is often elusive. This review article presents a framework from which to approach the pediatric patient with chronic cough.

Recent findings: The cause of cough in the pediatric patient is often allergy, postnasal drip, asthma, or infection. The existence of cough-variant asthma has been brought into question and evidence is detailed in this article.

Summary: The treatment of chronic cough in a pediatric population should be approached from a multidisciplinary team consisting of pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, allergists, immunologists and otolaryngologists. Once a specific diagnosis is determined, treatment should be specific to that diagnosis.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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