Cough Disorders Center
The USC Cough Disorders Center (CDC) is a comprehensive clinical program providing advanced modalities for the diagnosis and management of patients with unexplained and/or persistent cough, a common respiratory symptom affecting tens of millions of people in this country. A cough can be a symptom of asthma, bronchitis, chronic aspiration, lung cancer, and other conditions. The CDC is staffed by certified physician specialists in pulmonary and allergic disorders, who are also full-time teaching faculty at USC. The latest diagnostic tools are available at the CDC, including bronchoprovocation testing, gastrointestinal pH monitoring, upper and lower airway and esophageal endoscopic procedures, and comprehensive radiologic procedures. The CDC focuses on the unique needs of each patient in order to ensure that daily life and function are limited as minimally as possible by the underlying disorder and its symptoms.