Don’t ignore chronic cough in kids: study
Chronic cough in a child should be investigated early and thoroughly because it is usually a sign of bacterial infection or serious underlying lung disease, according to Queensland researchers.
In a study of 839 children presenting to EDs with an acute respiratory illness, they found that 20% still had persistent cough when followed-up four weeks later.
Further investigation of the children with chronic cough resulted in 47% being diagnosed with protracted bacterial bronchitis.
And when reviewed by a pulmonologist, 31% of the children with chronic cough were found