Pulmonology Book


Spasmodic Cough

Aka: Spasmodic 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. 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]

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)

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