Call for action on unnecessary chronic cough referrals to respiratory specialists

Frequently misdiagnosed and undertreated, protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB) remains the most common cause of chronic cough in children referred to specialist respiratory care, a WA study shows. And the fact that little has changed in 15 years indicates that early diagnosis and treatment of PBB by GPs is needed to prevent progress to bronchiectasis, according ...

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