Cough-variant asthma in children and adults: case reports and review

J Emerg Med. Nov-Dec 1990;8(6):727-31. doi: 10.1016/0736-4679(90)90287-6.

Abstract

Two cases of cough-variant asthma are presented, one in an adult and one in a child. We discuss the diagnosis, treatment, and course of this common, yet often unrecognized entity. The keys to diagnosis are a typical history, clinical suspicion, and subsequent response to bronchodilator therapy. Treatment of cough-variant asthma is no different from that of classic asthma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aerosols
  • Albuterol / administration & dosage
  • Albuterol / therapeutic use
  • Asthma / diagnosis*
  • Asthma / drug therapy
  • Asthma / physiopathology
  • Asthma, Exercise-Induced / diagnosis
  • Asthma, Exercise-Induced / drug therapy
  • Bronchial Provocation Tests
  • Child, Preschool
  • Chronic Disease
  • Cough / diagnosis*
  • Cough / drug therapy
  • Cough / physiopathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Peak Expiratory Flow Rate

Substances

  • Aerosols
  • Albuterol