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In children with prolonged cough, does treatment with antibiotics have a better effect on cough resolution than no treatment? Part A: Evidence-based answer and summary

Bailey, Emily J. and Chang, Anne B. (2008). In children with prolonged cough, does treatment with antibiotics have a better effect on cough resolution than no treatment? Part A: Evidence-based answer and summary. Paediatrics and Child Health: the journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society,13(6):512-513.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 10491xPUB136
Title In children with prolonged cough, does treatment with antibiotics have a better effect on cough resolution than no treatment? Part A: Evidence-based answer and summary
Author Bailey, Emily J.
Chang, Anne B.
Journal Name Paediatrics and Child Health: the journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 13
Issue Number 6
ISSN 1205-7088   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 512
End Page 513
Total Pages 2
Place of Publication Canada
Publisher Pulsus Group Inc.
Field of Research 1114 - Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Prolonged cough in children refers to a persistent cough lasting for more than three to four weeks that is not associated with a known underlying respiratory disease, such as cystic fibrosis or asthma (1,2). Prolonged or chronic cough causes distress to parents, and affects the quality of life of parents and children (3,4); while cough may be seen as a common condition of childhood without serious consequences, ignoring a cough that may be the sole presenting symptom of an underlying respiratory illness can lead to delayed diagnosis and progression of a serious illness or chronic respiratory morbidity, such as bronchiectasis (5,6). It is, therefore, important that a thorough diagnostic approach be taken.
 
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