Impact of Bjerkandera adusta colonization on chronic cough.

Published on Jan 1, 2014in Allergology International4.806
· DOI :10.2332/ALLERGOLINT.13-LE-0665
Haruhiko Ogawa17
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Masaki Fujimura53
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+ 2 AuthorsKoichi Makimura36
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(Teikyo University)
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Abstract There has been significant progress in the field of cough in the past 10 years. Obstructive sleep apnoea, tonsillar enlargement and environmental fungi have recently been described as causes of chronic cough. The advances in the assessment of gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) have led to a greater understanding of the relationship between cough and GOR and are likely to change the approach to managing patients with GOR-cough. The investigation of the phenotype of patients with idiopathic ...
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Background. Recently, we have reported a new clinical disease concept called fungus-associated chronic cough (FACC), which entailed the following manifestations: (1) chronic cough; (2) the presence of environmental fungi, particularly basidiomycetous (BM) fungi, in the sputum; and (3) good clinical response to antifungal drugs. To clarify the relationship between the exposure to environmental fungi and the development of cough attacks, we reviewed the clinical records of patients with FACC and p...
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