Etiology and Clinical Profile of Chronic Cough in Children

Authors

  • Md Mosharaf Hossain Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Bangladesh Institute of Child Health (BICH), Dhaka Shishu (Children) Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Shakibur Rahman FCPS trainee, Departmentof Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Bangladesh Institute of Child Health (BICH), Dhaka Shishu (Children) Hospital, Dhaka
  • Probir Kumar Sarkar Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Bangladesh Institute of Child Health (BICH), Dhaka Shishu (Children) Hospital, Dhaka
  • - Md Kamrunzzaman Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Bangladesh Institute of Child Health (BICH), Dhaka Shishu (Children) Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Jahangir Alam Professor and Head, Department of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Bangladesh Institute of Child Health (BICH), Dhaka Shishu (Children) Hospital, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/dshj.v35i1.51709

Keywords:

Chronic cough, clinical profile.

Abstract

Background: Cough in children is one of the most common presenting symptoms to pediatricians. Acute cough lasts less than 3 weeks, subacute 3-8 weeks and chronic cough more than 8 weeks.

Objectives: To find out the etiology and clinical profile of chronic cough in pediatric age group.

Methods: This descriptive type of cross-sectional study was carried out in the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh from September 2017 to August 2018 for a period of one year. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the patients. Patients with the age 6 month to 12 years who were suffering from chronic cough for more than 8 weeks were included as study population.

Results: Family history of asthma was found in 36(72.0%) cases. Common clinical factors like allergic rhinitis, eczema, allergic conjunctivitis, trigger agent were found in 28(56.0%), 9(18.0%), 2(4.0%) and 50(100.0%) cases respectively.

Conclusion: Family history of asthma was found in majority cases of chronic cough. Allergic rhinitis, eczema, allergic conjunctivitis and trigger agent were common clinical factors associated with chronic cough patients.

DS (Child) H J 2019; 35(1) : 33-36

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Published

2021-01-28

How to Cite

Hossain, M. M., Rahman, M. S., Sarkar, P. K., Md Kamrunzzaman, .-., & Alam, M. J. (2021). Etiology and Clinical Profile of Chronic Cough in Children. Dhaka Shishu (Children) Hospital Journal, 35(1), 33–36. https://doi.org/10.3329/dshj.v35i1.51709

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