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William R. Romani Jr

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William R. Romani Jr
  • Mandeville, Louisiana
  • MD at the University of Toledo Medical Center
  • Accepting new patients

Other than a chest X-ray what are the other tests recommended for diagnosing the cause of cough?

There are typically a variety of conditions which can reproduce a cough in the pediatric population that may stem from viral, bacterial, or even environmental. The clinical picture READ MORE
There are typically a variety of conditions which can reproduce a cough in the pediatric population that may stem from viral, bacterial, or even environmental. The clinical picture typically dictates the diagnosis of the cough in children with the routine chest X-ray being one that many physicians utilize to diagnose the cause. The chest X-ray is the most basic radiological exam applied.
Majority of the times the X-ray is negative due to a viral cause, however there can be mild interstitial disease usually viral in etiology. If there are any relevant findings, they can be a bacterial cause which is treated more aggressively. Typically these resolve over time, however a follow up may be suggested prompting additional assessment. Typically, the chest X-ray suffices but the dominant approach is to assess the child clinically. There are some remote outliers that are more serious, either acquired or congenital. I would not put weight on the overall finding, but more on the final outcome.