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A healthy 42-year-old man has a 15-day history of a cough that
was initially associated with rhinorrhea, nasal congestion, and a
sore throat. All symptoms have resolved except the cough,
which is productive of purulent sputum. He has not had fever,
malaise, dyspnea, pleuritic chest pain, myalgia, paroxysms of
coughing, or posttussive vomiting. The patient's medical history
is unremarkable, he has never smoked cigarettes, and he takes
no medications.
On physical examination, vital signs, including temperature, are
normal. There is no pharyngeal erythema or exudate and no
lymphadenopathy. The lungs are clear to auscultation.
Which of the following is the best initial management?
(A) Albuterol inhaler
(B) Azithromycin
(C) Chest radiograph
(D) Nasopharyngeal swab for influenza virus culture
(E) Symptomatic treatment

what is the diagnosis by the way ?
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Persistent Cough after URI!

Its discussed here.
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A healthy 42-year-old man has a 15-day history of a cough that
was initially associated with rhinorrhea, nasal congestion, and a
sore throat. All symptoms have resolved except the cough,
which is productive of purulent sputum. He has not had fever,
malaise, dyspnea, pleuritic chest pain, myalgia, paroxysms of
coughing, or posttussive vomiting. The patient's medical history
is unremarkable, he has never smoked cigarettes, and he takes
no medications.
On physical examination, vital signs, including temperature, are
normal. There is no pharyngeal erythema or exudate and no
lymphadenopathy. The lungs are clear to auscultation.
Which of the following is the best initial management?
(A) Albuterol inhaler
(B) Azithromycin
(C) Chest radiograph
(D) Nasopharyngeal swab for influenza virus culture
(E) Symptomatic treatment

what is the diagnosis by the way ?
E..........?????no diagnosis in mind right now..!!!!
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