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280 Possible Causes for Paroxysmal Cough

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    Paroxysms of coughing may produce conjunctival hemorrhages.[emedicine.medscape.com] Petechial hemorrhages may be noted in the upper body, resulting from severe paroxysms of coughing, such as those associated with whooping cough.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Acute Bronchitis

    Pertussis should be suspected in patients with cough persisting for more than two weeks that is accompanied by symptoms such as paroxysmal cough, whooping cough, and post-tussive[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Nasopharyngeal samples can be tested for influenza and pertussis if these disorders are clinically suspected (eg, for pertussis, persistent and paroxysmal cough after 10 to[merckmanuals.com] He reports no paroxysms of cough and no contact with ill persons in his community. He does not appear to be in distress.[doi.org]

  • Bordetella Pertussis

    […] than 6 months may not show all typical features Paroxysmal coughing may be absent Consider pertussis in patients with cough longer than 14 days.[web.archive.org] The presence of whooping cough (LR , 2.1) and posttussive vomiting (LR , 1.7) somewhat increased the likelihood of BP, whereas the absence of paroxysmal cough (LR-, 0.58)[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] After 7-10 day incubation, a prolonged course ensues,consisting of 3 overlapping stages Catarrhal Paroxysmal coughing Convalescent Partially immune persons and infants older[web.archive.org]

  • Acute Tracheitis

    Quite often, chronic tracheitis, the symptoms of which usually include paroxysmal cough, are the result of smoking.[acikgunluk.net] In hypertrophic form of chronic tracheitis cough accompanied by phlegm, with atrophic - noted a dry paroxysmal cough caused by irritation of the mucous membrane of the trachea[medicalformat.com] He reports no paroxysms of cough and no contact with ill persons in his community. He does not appear to be in distress.[nejm.org]

  • Mycoplasma Pneumonia

    The prolonged paroxysmal cough seen in this disease is thought to be due to the inhibition of ciliary movement.[emedicine.com] More often than not, the person ends his prolonged paroxysmal cough and says, “Well, it’s just a cough.”[pharmacytimes.com] The cough may produce more sputum as time passes. It prompts friends and relatives to say, “That’s quite a cough you’ve got there!”[pharmacytimes.com]

  • Tracheal Foreign Body

    Between 50% and 90% of children have a suggestive history, most commonly of an acute episode of paroxysmal cough. Other common signs are cyanosis, choking, and dyspnea.[dontforgetthebubbles.com] The classical symptoms during FB inhalation are a sudden onset of paroxysms of cough, stridor and dyspnoea and occasionally this history is unavailable.[nigeriamedj.com]

  • Mycoplasma Infection

    More often than not, the person ends his prolonged paroxysmal cough and says, “Well, it’s just a cough.”[pharmacytimes.com] Cough may also resemble pertussis, characterized by paroxysmal cough and vomiting, causing patients to complain of chest soreness from protracted coughing (R , R2) .[selfhacked.com] The cough may produce more sputum as time passes. It prompts friends and relatives to say, “That’s quite a cough you’ve got there!”[pharmacytimes.com]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    Paroxysmal cough followed by vomiting may occur.[emedicine.medscape.com] Respiratory tract manifestations Patients present with a chronic or recurrent cough, which can be dry and hacking at the beginning and can produce mucoid (early) and purulent[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Tuberculosis

    At presentation she had dyspnea at rest, orthopnea and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea.[pubmedcentral.nih.gov] Around two and a half months before the present illness, she had low grade fever, anorexia and weight loss, cough with expectoration and hemoptysis.[pubmedcentral.nih.gov] Case presentation A 25-year old female presented to the emergency department with a one week history of low grade fever, increasing cough and dyspnea on exertion.[pubmedcentral.nih.gov]

  • Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis

    Treating hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) involves both identifying and removing the antigen that's causing the condition, and taking anti-inflammatory medication. Removing the Antigen If the inhaled antigen can be recognized and removed, the lung inflammation in acute HP is often reversible. If you have chronic HP,[…][ucsfhealth.org]

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