nonproductive cough

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non·pro·duc·tive cough

(nonprō-dŭktiv kawf)
Cough in which the patient is unable to bring up or get rid of excretions.
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Most commonly seen symptom in patients with empyema is persistent fever and other popular findings are weakness, loss of appetite, mild nonproductive cough, pleuritic chest pain, mild dyspnea and loss of weight (10).
Symptoms can be moderate to severe but the most obvious ones include fever, chills, nonproductive cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle and body aches, headache and fatigue. 
A 62-YEAR-OLD WOMAN presented with a 2--to 3-week history of fatigue, nonproductive cough, dyspnea on exertion, and intermittent fever/chills.
He also reported having a nonproductive cough, fatigue, and one month of night sweats.
A 59-year-old Caucasian male with a history of hepatitis C cirrhosis and history of hepatitis B exposure presented 8 months after orthotopic liver transplant (LT) with fever, fatigue, myalgia, night sweats, nonproductive cough, and shortness of breath.
A 73-year-old woman with no smoking history presented to our hospital with nonproductive cough and loss of appetite.
It has a very specific presentation a hacking, nonproductive cough
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On December 29, the vesicles had begun to dry and scab, and he developed a nonproductive cough and reported chest congestion.
He presents with a fever, nonproductive cough, arthralgia, and fatigue.
The 13-year-old boy with culture-confirmed pneumonic plague reported mild, nonproductive cough, but no complications were identified.
For more than two months, she described having a nonproductive cough, nocturnal fever, significant weight loss, joint pains, and fatigue.