Allergy Asthma Respir Dis.  2016 Jul;4(4):235-247. 10.4168/aard.2016.4.4.235.

Chronic cough in children

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. yhrha@khmc.or.kr
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Atopy Asthma Center, Seoul Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
  • 4Department of Pediatrics, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Cough is one of the common symptoms, which is usually related to respiratory infections for children. This symptom is not considered crucial. Published data reported that the community prevalence of chronic cough in primary school children is 5%-10%, while the prevalence is likely to be higher in younger children. The cause of persistent cough should be investigated. There were significant differences in the causes and management for cough according to age. Chronic cough is defined as duration of 4 weeks or longer. Common culprits for chronic cough in children are different from those in adults. The authors reviewed articles about chronic cough of children to help improve the understanding and management for pediatric chronic cough.

Keyword

Child; Chronic cough; Etiology; Diagnosis

MeSH Terms

Adult
Child*
Cough*
Diagnosis
Humans
Prevalence
Respiratory Tract Infections
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