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Clinical Assessment of the Patient with Pulmonary Disease

  • Samuel V. Spagnolo
  • Ann Medinger

Abstract

Great care should be taken to elicit a history of cough. Many patients do not readily admit to coughing or may be unaware of its importance. Coughing is considered apart of a “normal” daily life by some individuals. Worsening of a chronic cough may be a clue to the development of new disease. The most common causes of cough are
  • Smoking

  • Asthma

  • Respiratory infection

  • Lung cancer

Keywords

Lung Infection Lung Abscess Sputum Production Cromolyn Sodium Acute Dyspnea 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel V. Spagnolo
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ann Medinger
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary Diseases and AllergyGeorge Washington School of Medicine and Health SciencesUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineGeorge Washington School of Medicine and Health SciencesUSA
  3. 3.Pulmonary Disease SectionVeterans Administration Medical CenterUSA
  4. 4.Pulmonary Function LaboratoryVeterans Administration Medical CenterUSA

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