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Table 1 Spesific cough pointers

From: Evaluation of 563 children with chronic cough accompanied by a new clinical algorithm

Auscultatory abnormalities

Abnormal chest X-ray

Abnormal spirometry results




Moist or productive coughs for more than 3 months

Chest pain

Classical cough characteristics

Recurrent pneumonia

Chest wall deformities

Feeding difficulties including vomitting

Digital clubbing

Immune deficiencies

Cardiac abnormalities

Neurodevelopmental abnormalities

Failure to thrieve