Chapter 84. Mechanisms of Cough

  1. William W. Busse MD1 and
  2. Stephen T. Holgate BSc, MD, FRCP2
  1. J. Mark Madison and
  2. Richard S. Irwin

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch14

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Madison, J. M. and Irwin, R. S. (2000) Mechanisms of Cough, in Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition (eds W. W. Busse and S. T. Holgate), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine Head, Clinical Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Department of Medicine, Madison Wisconsin, USA

  2. 2

    Clinical Professor of Immuno-Pharmacology, Medical Specialties, Southampton General Hospital, Youthampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632041756

Online ISBN: 9780470694923



  • cough;
  • electrical stimulation studies;
  • pneumomediastinum;
  • cerebral air embolism;
  • arterial hypotension


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cough Reflex

  • Complications of Cough

  • Pathophysiology of Ineffective Cough

  • Pathogenesis and Differential Diagnosis of Cough

  • Diagnostic Evaluation of Chronic Cough

  • Treatment

  • References