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Long uvula: an unusual cause of chronic cough
  1. V Pai1,
  2. H Thomas2,
  3. C Stewart2
  1. 1Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3JN, UK
  2. 2Southmead Hospital, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Pai


Chronic cough is a distressing symptom for patients and parents in paediatric practice. Investigations of the child with persistent cough can be simple or complex depending on the underlying cause. There are some unusual reasons for chronic cough, which need to be kept in mind when investigating the cause. A case of a long, floppy uvula causing chronic cough through mechanical irritation of upper airway is reported.

  • chronic cough
  • uvula
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