Gastro-oesophageal reflux and cough

Rayid Abdulqawi, Lesley A Houghton, Jaclyn A Smith

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Gastro-oesophageal reflux, either singly or in association with postnasal drip and/or asthma is considered to be a cause of chronic cough. The amount and nature of gastro-oesophageal reflux however is often normal with acid suppression having very little, if any therapeutic effect in these patients. This review examines the challenges posed when exploring the reflux-cough link, and discusses the merits and limitations of the proposed mechanisms of reflux leading to cough.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-19
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Association of Physicians of India
Issue numberSuppl 5
Publication statusPublished - May 2013


  • Chronic Disease
  • Cough
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Humans
  • Reflex
  • Journal Article
  • Review


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