Cough in a 2-yr-old Boy

Review of Systems

  • General: The child has no fever or malaise, and he was well until the cough began.

  • Skin: No rash is noted.

  • HEENT: He does not have sore throat, runny nose, ear pain, difficulty swallowing, or eye discharge or redness.

  • Pulmonary: The child has been coughing and is short of breath.

  • Cardiovascular: The child has not had chest pain.

  • Gastrointestinal: The child has not had abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea. The parents say he did not want to eat breakfast because of the cough and dyspnea.

  • Genitourinary: Noncontributory

  • Musculoskeletal: Noncontributory

  • Neurologic: Noncontributory

  • Psychiatric: Noncontributory