Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Upper airway cough syndrome (postnasal drip)
  • Asthma
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Nonasthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis (NAEB)
  • Chronic bronchitis/COPD
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE inhibitor)
  • Pneumonia
  • Postinfectious cough
  • Bordetella pertussis infection

Uncommon

  • Lung cancer
  • Bronchiectasis and chronic suppurative lung disease
  • Interstitial pulmonary fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Recurrent aspiration
  • Zenker diverticulum
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA)
  • Foreign body
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Tropical filarial pulmonary eosinophilia
  • Psychogenic cough

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Tomasz J. Kuzniar

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Chicago

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

North Shore University Health System

Evanston

IL

Disclosures

TJK declares that he has no competing interests.

Dr Tomasz J. Kuzniar would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr Timothy I. Morgenthaler, a previous contributor to this monograph. TIM declares that he has no competing interests.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Director of Research

Assistant Professor

Family and Community Medicine

University of Illinois at Chicago

IL

Disclosures

NL declares that she has no competing interests.

Consultant Chest Physician

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Aberdeen

Scotland

Disclosures

GC declares that he has no competing interests.

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