Patients who were suspected of having posterior nasal drip, allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, bronchial asthma, cough variant asthma, atopic cough, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and coughing by using angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors were excluded.
Importance of atopic cough, cough variant asthma and sinobronchial syndrome as causes of chronic cough in the Hokuriku area of Japan.
Asked about her health, as she was diagnosed with a high probability of having a cough variant asthma
in September, Empress Michiko said she has been ''blessed with relatively good health'' but feels she has become ''a lot slower at doing things'' in the last few years.
Differential Diagnosis of Acute and Chronic Cough Acute Cough (< 3 weeks): common cold, influenza, asthma exacerbation, bronchiolitis, croup, pneumonia, allergic rhinitis, postnasal drip, sinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, bronchitis Chronic Cough (>4 weeks): cough variant asthma
, chronic bronchitis, pertussis, gastro-esophageal reflux, retained inhaled foreign body, structural anomalies, congestive heart failure, ciliary dyskinesia, cystic fibrosis, environmental toxins, immune deficiency, psychogenic cough, tourette syndrome Note: Adapted from Bush, 2002; Jongste & Shields, 2003.
Children with a chronic cough are frequently diagnosed with cough variant asthma (CVA).
Cough variant asthma is treated with the same medications as "regular" asthma--bronchodilators.
A recent study in Australia looked at the records of 49 children diagnosed with cough variant asthma who failed to improve with the standard treatment of bronchodilators.