Everyone is familiar with a cough that follows cold or flu,
and indeed these are the most common causes.
But a persistent cough could also a different infectious respiratory
condition such as whooping cough,
or a sign of a chronic lung condition such as emphysema or COPD, or even lung cancer.
Whooping cough is uncommon in infants due to vaccination
but is surprisingly common in adults because vaccination wears off and often undiagnosed.
See also the full list of
conditions with cough symptoms.
Misdiagnosis and Cough: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Cough, failure to diagnose Cough, underlying causes of Cough (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases
Treatments for Cough: Various information is available about treatments available for Cough, or research treatments for other diseases.
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