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Pulmonary Vascular Diseasea 

Pulmonary Vascular Diseasea
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Pulmonary Vascular Diseasea
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Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190464868.003.0075
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date: 19 October 2019

Cough is one of the most common reasons for outpatient medical consultation. Cough can be classified according to duration as acute (<3 weeks), subacute (3-8 weeks), and chronic (>8 weeks). Acute cough is usually related to an infectious cause, and symptomatic management usually suffices. Chronic cough, in contrast, is mainly related to postnasal drip, asthma, or gastroeseophageal reflux disease. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors have been implicated in up to 10% of patients with chronic cough.

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