בשל "הגנת זכויות יוצרים" מובא להלן קישור לתקציר המאמר. לקריאתו בטקסט מלא, אנא פנה/י לספרייה הרפואית הזמינה לך.
The causes of pediatric chronic cough are numerous and span across several medical subspecialties.
In addition to the vast array of underlying causes, there are also several different ways to approach and evaluate chronic cough.
Given the frequency with which children present to otolaryngology clinics with this problem, a review of common otolaryngologic causes and an algorithm for evaluation and treatment can be beneficial.
The primary 3 causes of pediatric chronic cough presenting to an otolaryngologist include infectious causes, reflux, and airway hyperreactivity. In these cases and other instances of specific cough, treatment should be directed at the underlying cause—which may include supportive care, antibiotics, antireflux medication, bronchodilators, inhaled steroids, or other intervention.
Patients with nonspecific cough should be treated according to pediatric-specific cough algorithms.