Epidemiology of adult chronic cough: Disease burden, regional issues, and recent findings
- Chronic cough is a common medical condition that has a significant impact on patients' quality of life. Although it was previously considered a symptom of other disorders, it is now regarded as a pathologic state that is characterized by a deviation from the intrinsic protective functions of the cough reflex, especially in adults. There are several factors that may underlie the cough reflex hypersensitivity and its persistence, such as age, sex, comorbidities, viral infection, exposure to irritants or environmental pollutants, and their interactions may determine the epidemiology of chronic cough in different countries. With a deeper understanding of disease pathophysiology and advanced research methodology, there are more attempts to investigate cough epidemiology using a large cohort of healthcare population data. This is a narrative overview of recent findings on the disease burden, risk factors, Asia-Pacific issues, and longitudinal outcomes in adults with chronic cough. This paper also discusses the approaches utilizing routinely collected data in cough research.
- 강성윤; 김민혜; 박소영; 송우정; 안진; 유용상; 이승은; 이지향; 이지호; 장윤석; Yoshihiro Kanemitsu
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- Cough; Epidemiology; Burden of disease; Risk factor; Asia-Pacific; Longitudinal outcome
- Asia Pacific Allergy
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