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Vol 84, No 1 (2016)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2015-12-21
Submitted: 2015-08-10
Accepted: 2015-11-11
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Chronic cough as a symptom of laryngopharyngeal reflux — two case reports

Monika Kopka, Milena Małecka, Iwona Stelmach
DOI: 10.5603/PiAP.a2015.0082
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Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016;84(1):29-32.

open access

Vol 84, No 1 (2016)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2015-12-21
Submitted: 2015-08-10
Accepted: 2015-11-11

Abstract

Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is a complex of symptoms caused by the backflow of gastric contents into the larynx, pharynx, nasopharynx, sinuses and even to the middle ear space.The symptomatology of LPR includes: chronic cough, hoarseness, throat clearing, laryngitis,„globus pharyngeus”, swallowing disturbances, postnasal drip, „fetor ex ore”.In the article, the authors present two boys with chronic cough, in one of them the asthma was suspected and antiasthmatic treatment was administrated; in our patients according to the 24-hour pharyngeal pH-metry LPR was diagnosed. The aim of this study was to emphasise that pediatricians should be able to recognise symptoms of LPR. The appropriate diagnosis and treatment leads the symptoms to subside.

Abstract

Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is a complex of symptoms caused by the backflow of gastric contents into the larynx, pharynx, nasopharynx, sinuses and even to the middle ear space.The symptomatology of LPR includes: chronic cough, hoarseness, throat clearing, laryngitis,„globus pharyngeus”, swallowing disturbances, postnasal drip, „fetor ex ore”.In the article, the authors present two boys with chronic cough, in one of them the asthma was suspected and antiasthmatic treatment was administrated; in our patients according to the 24-hour pharyngeal pH-metry LPR was diagnosed. The aim of this study was to emphasise that pediatricians should be able to recognise symptoms of LPR. The appropriate diagnosis and treatment leads the symptoms to subside.

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Keywords

chronic cough, laryngopharyngeal reflux

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Title

Chronic cough as a symptom of laryngopharyngeal reflux — two case reports

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 84, No 1 (2016)

Pages

29-32

Published online

2015-12-21

DOI

10.5603/PiAP.a2015.0082

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016;84(1):29-32.

Keywords

chronic cough
laryngopharyngeal reflux

Authors

Monika Kopka
Milena Małecka
Iwona Stelmach

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