Publication details

Pertuse a GER - dvě příčiny dlouhodobého kašle

Title in English Pertussis and GER - Two Causes of Long-term Cough
Authors

BAJEROVÁ Kateřina BURIANOVÁ Milena BURIANOVÁ Milena

Year of publication 2009
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Česko-slovenská pediatrie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Citation
Field Paediatry
Keywords pertussis parapertussis cough gastroesophageal reflux
Description Pertussis and parapertussis are known causes of long-term cough in children. The two described cases concern patients who underwent infection with Bordetella pertussis or parapertussis and suffered from irritation tracheal cough which did not respond to systematic therapy with antitussive drugs. In view of absent acute respiratory infection the autors performed 24-hour measurement of distal esophagus for the detection of esophageal reflux. Since the finding was positive, both patients were treated with antireflux therapy, witch result in diminution of cough and speeded up convalescence of the patients.