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Spasmodic Cough

Aka: Spasmodic Cough, Paroxysmal cough, Coughing Fits, Staccato Cough
  1. See Also
    1. Cough
  2. Causes
    1. Obstructive Lung Disease
      1. Asthma or other bronchospasm
      2. Bronchiectasis
    2. Infectious
      1. Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
      2. Chlamydial Pneumonia (Staccato Cough)
      3. Croup
    3. Miscellaneous
      1. Vocal Cord Dysfunction
      2. Gastroesophageal Reflux disease
      3. Postnasal drainage (Sinusitis, Allergic Rhinitis)
  3. Management
    1. Treat the underlying condition
      1. Avoid suppressing cough in Asthma or COPD
    2. Nebulized Lidocaine
      1. Has been used anecdotally for refractory, Spasmodic Cough
      2. Use with caution (not evidence based)
  4. References
    1. Weinberger (2007) Pediatrics 120(4): 855-64 [PubMed]

Paroxysmal cough (C0231911)

Concepts Finding (T033)
SnomedCT 43025008
Dutch paroxysmaal hoesten
French Toux paroxysmale
German paroxysmaler Husten
Italian Tosse parossistica
Portuguese Tosse paroxística
Spanish Tos paroxística, accesos de tos, ataques de tos, paroxismo tusivo, tos paroxística (hallazgo), tos paroxística
Japanese 発作性咳嗽, ホッサセイガイソウ
English paroxysmal cough (physical finding), paroxysmal cough, a paroxysmal cough was observed, coughing fits, coughing paroxysms, cough paroxysms, coughing paroxysmal, Paroxysmal cough, Bout of coughing, Fit of coughing, Paroxysm of coughing, Paroxysmal cough (finding)
Czech Záchvatovitý kašel
Hungarian Paroxysmalis köhögés
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

Spasmodic cough (C0277870)

Concepts Finding (T033)
SnomedCT 275493006, 63000007
English Spasmodic cough (disorder), Spasmodic cough, Spasmodic cough (finding)
Spanish tos espasmódica (hallazgo), tos espasmódica
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

paroxysmal staccato cough (C2034682)

Concepts Finding (T033)
English paroxysmal cough staccato, paroxysmal staccato cough, paroxysmal staccato cough (physical finding), a staccato paroxysmal cough was observed
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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