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C-fibres are understood to mediate adaptive cough responses in pathologic conditions, making them the likely neuronal basis of cough hypersensitivity.
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Evidence from human studies is lacking. Patients with idiopathic persistent cough had significantly higher calcitonin-gene-related peptide (CGRP)-containing nerve density in idiopathic cough patients.
Song, W.-J., & Chang, Y.-S. (2015). Cough hypersensitivity as a neuro-immune interaction. Clinical and Translational Allergy, 5(1), 24. doi:10.1186/s13601-015-0069-4