Cough

Differential Diagnosis

Cough

Acute (< 3 wks)

Chronic (> 8 wks)

  • Postinfectious; pertussis
  • Smoking and/or chronic bronchitis
  • Postnasal discharge
  • Asthma
  • GERD
  • ACEI/ARB
  • CHF
  • Lung cancer or intrathoracic mass
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Psychiatric

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