Irritable oesophagus syndrome as cause of chronic cough

Ital J Gastroenterol. 1996 Dec;28(9):526-30.

Abstract

Case of an infant with chronic cough is reported. The most frequent causes of chronic cough were ruled out. Twenty-four hour oesophageal pH-monitoring showed a close correlation between gastro-oesophageal reflux episodes and cough attacks. The patient was successfully treated with cisapride (0.3 mg/kg t.i.d.). These findings show that irritable oesophagus syndrome can cause chronic cough.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Cisapride
  • Cough / drug therapy
  • Cough / etiology*
  • Esophagitis, Peptic / complications*
  • Esophagitis, Peptic / drug therapy
  • Esophagitis, Peptic / metabolism
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / complications
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / drug therapy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Piperidines / therapeutic use
  • Sympathomimetics / therapeutic use
  • Syndrome

Substances

  • Piperidines
  • Sympathomimetics
  • Cisapride