Zulfiqar Rana, MD, MPH, FACP

Board Certified in Internal Medicine



Attendance requirements:

See the “Guidelines” section, please.


  • Know the differential for this condition
  • Know how to differentiate between different types of cough.
  • Know how to approach a patient with a cough.
  • Know basic signs, symptoms, and treatment of other medical conditions in the differential.

Required reading:

  • Harrison’s chapter on cough
  • UpToDate: Evaluation and treatment of subacute and chronic cough in adults. Please look at the algorithm (also in the “student slides” below).

Suggested reading:

Please use the text of your choice, e.g., UpToDate, Step-up to Medicine, Harrison’s, etc.

  • Asthma,
  • COPD,
  • bronchiectasis
  • pneumonia
  • Post nasal drip
  • GERD
  • Reactive airway disease
  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis 

Student Slides:


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