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Journal of The Korean Society of Laryngology, Phoniatrics and Logopedics 2016;27(2): 87-90.
doi: https://doi.org/10.22469/jkslp.2016.27.2.87
만성 기침의 감별진단
도남용, 박준희
조선대학교 의학전문대학원 이비인후과학교실
Differential Diagnosis of Chronic Coughing
Nam Yong Do, Jun-Hee Park
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Chosun University School of Medicine, Gwangju, Korea
Correspondence  Jun-Hee Park ,Tel: (062) 220-3200, Fax: (062) 225-2702, Email: entjh28@chosun.ac.kr
Received: 18 May 2016; Revised: May 18, 2016   Accepted: 27 May 2016.  Published online: 30 December 2016.
Cough, the most common symptom, encountered in the outpatient clinic can be caused by various underlying diseases. It defines as chronic cough that the duration of cough is more than 8 weeks with a normal chest X-ray findings. The cause of cough can be found out for more than 90% through the appropriate diagnostic approach and Upper airway cough syndrome, Asthma and Gastroesophageal reflex disease are the most common causes of disease to non-smokers. Chronic cough can be due to not one reason but various reasons and achieve good results by a systematic approach to diagnosis and a concrete treatment on the basis of the sufficient understanding of the underlying disease.
KEY WORDS: Chronic coughUpper airway cough syndromeEosinophilic airway disease Gastroesophageal reflux diseases
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