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Chronic cough is a common reason for presentation to a respiratory clinic. In up to 20% of cases the cause remains unclear after investigations. We report one such case where there was bronchoscopic evidence of lymphocytic airway inflammation in association with newly diagnosed coeliac disease. All features improved markedly on a gluten free diet, suggesting a causal relationship between coeliac disease, cough, and lymphocytic bronchoalveolitis.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Thorax

Publication Date

01/2002

Volume

57

Pages

91 - 92

Keywords

Aged, Bronchitis, Celiac Disease, Chronic Disease, Cough, Diet, Protein-Restricted, Glutens, Humans, Lymphoproliferative Disorders, Male, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Alveoli, Treatment Outcome