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International Primary Care Association

Clinical Focus Volume 6 N2

Acute Cough in adults: assessment and management


Acute cough is a common and challenging presentation. While the majority of patients have a self-limiting illness, cough can be the presenting symptom of a number of serious disorders. History and physical examination can identify most of the “red flag” signs and symptoms indicating the need for further investigation.

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  • Authors: Morven EM Wilkie & James D Chalmers
  • Keywords: Cough, acute, assessing severity, investigations, antibiotics, red flags
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