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Childhood Cough



A recurrent cough in an infant. Benign or not?

  1. Bronchiolitis
  2. Croup
  3. Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  4. Management of gastroesophageal reflux
  5. Milk reflux in the newborn
  6. Post-viral cough
  7. Subcostal recessions
  8. Trial therapy for chronic cough
  9. Wheezing in infants
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