paroxysmal cough


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Related to paroxysmal cough: pertussis, whooping cough

paroxysmal cough

Etymology: Gk, paroxysmos, irritation; AS, cohhetan, cough
a severe attack of coughing, as may accompany whooping cough, bronchiectasis, or a lung injury.

paroxysmal cough

A persistent cough occurring with a sudden onset.
See also: cough
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Paroxysmal stage: 1-6 weeks; paroxysmal cough, posttussive vomiting, and inspiratory "whoop.
Both siblings continued to attend the centers despite paroxysmal cough for 4 to 5 weeks.
In the infant's family, a third sibling, age 11 years, also had a paroxysmal cough of 4 to 5 weeks' duration.

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