A chronic cough or persistent cough may occur as a symptom of ME/CFS.
Prevalence[edit | edit source]
- 2001, In a Belgian study, 35.2% of patients meeting the Fukuda criteria and 39.2% of patients meeting the Holmes criteria, in a cohort of 2073 CFS patients, reported persistent cough.
Potential causes[edit | edit source]
- A chronic cough may be caused by GERD, a common comorbidity of ME/CFS.
- Sick building syndrome
- A side effect of tricyclic antidepressants
- Inhalation of xylene