WHEN COUGH PERSISTS, IT CAN BECOME A CHRONIC

When Cough Persists, It Can Become a Chronic InterferenceChronic Cough (Cough >8 Weeks in Duration) Is Common and May Be Burdensome — Smith et al, New England Journal of Medicine, 2016

Cough is a fundamental, protective reflex in response to airway irritation.

However, when cough persists for months or even years, it could

become chronic and may limit a patient's health-related

quality of life (HRQoL).1,2

Cough Is a Fundamental, Protective Reflex in Response to Airway Irritation

Cough is a fundamental, protective reflex in response to airway irritation. However, when cough persists for months or even years, it could become chronic and may limit a patient's health-related quality of life (HRQoL).1,2

Cough Is a Fundamental, Protective Reflex in Response to Airway Irritation

CHRONIC COUGH (COUGH >8 WEEKS IN DURATION) IS COMMON AND MAY BE BURDENSOME.2

CHRONIC COUGH

(COUGH >8 WEEKS IN

DURATION) IS COMMON AND MAY BE BURDENSOME.2

—Smith et al, New England Journal of Medicine, 2016

—Smith et al, New

England Journal of

Medicine, 2016

COUGH CLASSIFICATION

Cough as a medical problem can be evaluated by its duration, characteristics, severity, etiology, pathophysiology, or treatment response.3

For Adult Patients, Chronic Cough Is a Cough That Persists for More Than 8 Weeks

For adult patients, CHRONIC COUGH is a cough that persists for >8 weeks4

Types of Chronic Cough4,5

Chronic cough is commonly associated with an underlying condition, such as asthma, GERD, UACS, and NAEB.4

In some patients with chronic cough, treatment of an underlying condition does not resolve the cough, or an underlying condition cannot be identified.5

Refractory chronic cough (RCC) is a chronic cough that persists despite appropriate treatment for an underlying condition(s).5

Unexplained chronic cough (UCC) is a chronic cough with no underlying etiology identified, despite a thorough diagnostic workup.5

GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease; UACS, upper airway cough syndrome; NAEB, nonasthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis.

WHAT COULD BE CONTRIBUTING TO ALL THE

PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC COUGH CAN EXPERIENCE HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE IMPAIRMENT.1

PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC

COUGH CAN EXPERIENCE

HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY

OF LIFE IMPAIRMENT.1

—Gibson, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, 2019

—Gibson, Journal of Allergy

and Clinical Immunology:

In Practice, 2019

SEE HOW A PATIENT’S HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE MAY BE1

References: 1. Gibson PG. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2019;7:1724-1729. 2. Smith JA, Woodcock A. N Engl J Med. 2016;375:1544-1551. 3. McGarvey L, Gibson PG. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2019;7:1711-1714. 4. Irwin RS et al. Chest. 2018;153:196-209. 5. Gibson P et al. Chest. 2016;149:27-44.