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Nonasthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis
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Nonasthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis

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Contributors: Mary Anne Morgan MD
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Synopsis

Presents as chronic cough in patients with atopy but without airway hyper-responsiveness / asthma. Attacks are typically brought on by exposure to an airway irritant. Diagnosis requires demonstration of elevated eosinophils in the sputum or airway mucosa. Empiric treatment with inhaled steroids typically results in significant improvement.

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ICD10CM:
J42 – Unspecified chronic bronchitis

SNOMEDCT:
63480004 – Chronic bronchitis

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Last Updated: 11/18/2015
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Nonasthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis
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Nonasthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis : Developed chronically lasting months to years, Dry cough
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