A chronic cough or persistent cough may occur as a symptom of ME/CFS.
Prevalence[edit | edit source]
- 35.2% - 39.2% of the 2073 patients in a Belgian study of 2001 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
Potential treatments[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- De Becker, P; McGregor, N; De Meirleir, K (Sep 2001), "A definition-based analysis of symptoms in a large cohort of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.", Journal of Internal Medicine, 250 (3): 234-240, PMID 11555128