Gilchrist, FJ and Carroll, WD (2021) Managing chronic wet cough in children: another piece of the puzzle. Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 9 (10). 1078 - 1079. ISSN 2213-2600

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Chronic wet cough is the hallmark of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in older people and bronchiectasis in adults and older children. In young children, the commonest cause of chronic wet cough is protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB) but there are large gaps in our understanding of this high prevalence condition. 1 These include the optimal treatment strategy to control symptoms, prevent recurrence, and reduce long-term morbidity. Such issues highlight the inequalities experienced by children with respiratory disease compared with affected adults. Addressing this imbalance to improve children's respiratory health is crucial, as we know early life factors, such as respiratory infections, are associated with reduced lung function that tracks with the child through adolescence and into adulthood.

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Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC705 Diseases of the respiratory system
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2022 15:42
Last Modified: 25 May 2022 01:30

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