Case Report: Cough variant asthma

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Conclusion
Cough variant asthma is a diagnostic challenge
because history, physical findings, and simple spirometry
results often fail to uncover abnormalities in
lung mechanics and AHR. Physicians should consider
referring patients with undiagnosed chronic cough,
normal lung function, and normal results from chest
radiographs for methacholine challenge tests. Early
introduction of inhaled bronchodilator and antiinflammatory
therapy should prove useful in alleviating
cough and slowing the clinical progression of this
type of asthma.

 

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