SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.66 issue2Relationship between the sensitization to shrimp and mites. Exploration of cross-reactivity due tropomyosinChronic granulomatous disease. Update and review author indexsubject indexsearch form
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Revista alergia México

On-line version ISSN 2448-9190


SACRE-HAZOURI,, José Antonio  and  SACRE, Lauralicia. Chronic cough. Cough reflex hypersensitivity syndrome. Rev. alerg. Méx. [online]. 2019, vol.66, n.2, pp.217-231. ISSN 2448-9190.

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism of the airway; it avoids bronchoaspiration and its complications and, when it is altered, it can appear as a hypersensitivity syndrome; cough per se is the most common symptom for which medical consultation is sought. Chronic cough represents a public health problem with a high degree of morbidity; It represents a syndrome by itself, regardless of the underlying condition. Recent evidence suggests an abnormal and altered neurophysiologic process. Recent literature and new therapeutic mechanisms were reviewed. We are in the process of understanding the cough syndrome.

Keywords : Cough; Chronic cough; Cough mechanisms; Hypersensitivity syndrome; Cough reflex hypersensitivity; Neuropathic cough.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )