productive cough


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productive cough

[prə′dək·tiv ′kȯf]
(medicine)
A cough accompanied by expectoration.
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Patients with CF usually present in the first two years of life with chronic productive cough, recurrent pneumonia, resistant asthma, failure to thrive, chronic diarrhea (steattorhea) and dehydration.
Multinational pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKlein (GSK) recently presented its over-the-counter medicines-ceterizine, an antihistamine for allergies, and ambroxol hydrochloride for productive coughs (coughs with phlegm)-in its Expert Moms campaign.
tuberculosis and presenting an active manifestation of TB may also exhibit signs and symptoms such as persistent and productive cough, night sweats, weight loss, and low morning fever.
CASE REPORT: A 21 year old female, working in a software company presented to us with complaints of productive cough, fever, and weight loss of 5 weeks duration.
Patients usually present with fevers and productive cough (4).
The patient had experienced several previous episodes of hemoptysis and persistent productive cough since 1998, and tubular bronchiectasis had been detected on previous high-resolution CT images.
The main referral reasons included chronic cough (71 percent) and chronic productive cough (17 percent).
Most of the reported cases have been asymptomatic and incidentally diagnosed; however, nonspecific symptoms such as chest pain, dyspnea, and productive cough have also been reported.
A young female patient was admitted with bilateral progressive neck swelling and low-grade intermittent fever for 1 year with productive cough for 2 weeks.
More than half of the participants (53%; n = 8/15) had a cough and of those, 63% (n = 5/8) had a productive cough (Fig.
The two major phenotypes of COPD are emphysema and chronic bronchitis; the latter defined as a chronic productive cough for at least 3 months of the year in two consecutive years.
Today, doctors know more about the effect of colds on anesthesia and feel that it is generally safe to do a minor procedure that doesn't involve the airway if a child is not wheezing and does not have a productive cough nor a high fever.