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- gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
- antireflux therapy
- oesophageal pH monitoring
- oesophageal reflux
- oesophageal motility
A 34-year-old man presented to our GI clinic with chronic cough. Coughing episodes exacerbated on days of bagpipe playing and the morning after. Methacholine testing revealed airway hyperreactivity. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis could be excluded; CT scan of the chest was without pathological findings. Also bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and mucosal biopsy failed to reveal a pulmonary aetiology of the cough. Minor findings in BAL were an elevated number of macrophages and bacteria representative of the oral flora. A trial with inhalative budesonide and formoterol and consecutively 8 weeks of proton pump inhibitor …
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