Mnemonics for Differential Diagnosis of Chronic Cough

Remember the Differential Diagnosis of Chronic Cough using the mnemonic SAVE LIVES.


  • Somatic cough syndrome (psychogenic cough), Syndrome of Upper airway cough(PND)
  • Asthma, ACE inhibitor, Aspiration
  • Very dilated bronchi(bronchiectasis)
  • Eosinophilic bronchitis
  • Lung cancer, Laryngopharyngeal reflux
  • Infection(respiratory tract)
  • Variable disorders of the other external auditory canals, pharynx, larynx,…
  • Esophageal Reflux
  • Smoking, Symptom of Heart failure

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