An Uncommon Cause for a Preschool Child's Chronic Cough

Beverly P. Giordano, MS, RN, CPNP, PMHS; Sanjeev Y. Tuli, MD; Sonal S. Tuli, MD; Karin Reuter-Rice, PhD, CPNP-AC, FCCM; Terea Giannetta, DNP, RN, CPNP


J Pediatr Health Care. 2014;28(3):267-271. 

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Medical History

The child's neonatal course was unremarkable for feeding or respiratory problems. At 18 months of age, she underwent rigid esophagoscopy and diagnostic laryngoscopy for removal of a coin. A sleep study at 24 months of age demonstrated moderate OSA, which prompted the T & A at 29 months of age. Immunizations were up to date as per the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She had never had emergency department visits or clinic visits for wheezing.