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Case report of chronic cough in primary care: a diagnostic challenge and lessons to learn

Abu Bakar, Anifah and Azmi, Nurul Husna and Md Aris, Mohd Aznan and Khamis@Roslee, Norhayaty Sharman (2022) Case report of chronic cough in primary care: a diagnostic challenge and lessons to learn. Malaysian Family Physician 2022, 17 (2). pp. 107-111. ISSN 1985-2274

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Cough is one of the most common complaints seen at the outpatient primary health clinic. While the most common aetiologies of chronic cough are asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, postnasal drip, gastroesophageal reflux disease, drug-induced, and tuberculosis, we often overlook that chronic cough, especially in a young female, can be the initial presenting complaint of an autoimmune disease. In this case report, we present a case of 35-year-old woman with no known prior medical illness who presented with chronic cough for 1 year with no other symptoms initially; but later in the disease course, the patient complained of multiple, symmetrical small joint pain, which led us to the diagnosis of seronegative rheumatoid arthritis.

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interstitial Lung Disease, Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Cough
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RB Pathology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2022 16:01
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2022 16:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/98946

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