Burden of Specialist-Diagnosed Chronic Cough in Adults

ConclusionsSpecialist-diagnosed CC was associated with considerable disease burden, particularly among those with both respiratory disease and GERD. Additionally, CC burden was more pronounced than in matched non-cough patients.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

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