February 10, 2008

Washington Post Medical Mystery: Chronic Cough Due to Fungal Pneumonia

The Washington Post on February 5, 2008 published a story of a woman who had a chronic cough that never seemed to respond to typical treatments. Only after undergoing a bronchoscopy test was diagnosis reached... a fungal infection of her lungs.

A chronic cough behooves a THOROUGH investigation of all possible causes and which unfortunately requires a multitude of tests before an explanation may be found.

Read more about chronic cough and the workup here.
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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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