Pulmonology Book


Nonasthmatic Eosinophilic Bronchitis

Aka: Nonasthmatic Eosinophilic Bronchitis, Eosinophilic Bronchitis
  1. See Also
    1. Chronic Cough
  2. Epidemiology
    1. Emerging cause of Chronic Cough in pulmonology clinics
  3. Differential Diagnosis
    1. See Chronic Cough Causes
    2. Asthma
  4. Diagnosis
    1. Normal airway hyper-responsiveness (i.e. not Asthma)
      1. Normal Spirometry
    2. Sputum Eosinophilia (i.e. not Chronic Bronchitis)
      1. Induced Sputum with 3% or more Eosinophils
    3. No signs variable airflow obstruction
  5. Management
    1. Brief initial course of Systemic Corticosteroids may be considered
    2. Inhaled Corticosteroids

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