ALGORITHM OF TREATMENT OF COUGH IN CHILDREN WITH ACUTE RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS


A.S.Polyakova (1, 2), V.K. Tatochenko (1), M.D. Bakradze (1, 2)

1) FSAI "Scientific Center of Children’s Health" of RMH, Moscow; 2) SBEI HPE RNSMU n.a. N.I. Pirogov of RMH, Moscow
Cough in children is one of the most common complaints that make parents to seek medical care. It is known that a healthy child suffers from acute respiratory viral infections, accompanied by fever, running nose and almost always cough, 5 or, according to some data, up to 8 times a year. At the same time, at the outpatient stage, without mentioning hospital treatment, systemic antibiotic therapy is assigned in most cases. Cough itself cannot be the reason for the appointment of antibacterial drugs. The article describes the main causes of cough in children, the distinctive features of its types, the methods of differential diagnosis techniques and principles of treatment of cough in various diseases.

About the Autors


A.S. Polyakova – PhD in Medical Sciences, pediatrician at the Department of Diagnosis and Rehabilitation Treatment FSAI "Scientific Center of Children’s Health" of RMH, Teaching Assistant at the Department of Faculty Pediatrics № 1 SBEI HPE RNSMU n.a. N.I. Pirogov of RMH, Moscow; tel. 8 (499) 967-14-21; e-mail: darmanyan@nczd.ru


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