Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Chronic Cough Evaluation

The evaluation of a cough begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in those with a cough may include:

Tests may be necessary to identify the cause of a severe or persistent cough.

Tests that may be used to evaluate cough include:

For more information:

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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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