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Protracted bacterial bronchitis, it is a myth?

Abdullah, Ahmad Fadzil (2021) Protracted bacterial bronchitis, it is a myth? IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia, 20 (4). pp. 105-110. ISSN 1823-4631 E-ISSN 2735-2285

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Protracted wet and productive chronic cough is a symptom that indicates there is an underlying cause and the possibility varies from simple to serious medical conditions. If the cough is accompanied by specific pointers in signs and symptoms, the diagnosis is apparent. Nevertheless, the challenge is to identify the diagnosis in children who cough without specific pointers. Recently, protracted bacterial bronchitis is one of the conditions that was proposed and postulated to conceive this clinical presentation. Since then, the understanding of Protracted Bacterial Bronchitis has escalated and deepened. However, there is still no unanimous consensus in definition, pathophysiology, diagnostic, treatment, long-term outcome, and even the entity itself. Further research is required to refine the understanding of this condition in several facets so that patients can be treated accordingly.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 9843/92796
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chronic cough, wet and productive cough, children, protracted bacterial bronchitis.
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Heatlh. Child health services. Preventive health services for children
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Paediatrics
Depositing User: Assc. Prof Ahmad Fadzil
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2021 15:18
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 15:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/92796

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