Diagnosis of enigmatic chronic cough. Neurovascular compression in a case of chronic cough progressively leading to compromised quality of life

G. Bellaviti, M. De Amici, P. Comoli, S. Rocca, V. Peona

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Abstract

Chronic cough is a clinical problem that can be linked to multiple disorders stemming from a variety of anatomical sites. Successful treatment depends on determination of the precise cause and initiation of specific therapy. Here we present the case history of a 33-year-old man with chronic cough due to multiple causes. Although the patient's most common complaints were treated, cough persisted. Long-term clinical follow-up led to a definitive diagnosis of a cranial nerve dysfunction syndrome, and cough resolved after successful specific treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-136
Number of pages3
JournalRespiratory Medicine Extra
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Chronic cough
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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