brassy cough

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brass·y cough

n. tos metálica, tos bronca.
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A barky or brassy cough is the only cough characteristic that has been formally evaluated and found to be sensitive in predicting diagnosis (Chang & Glomb, 2006) (See Table 2 for examples of cough sound characteristics).
1) A dry, barking, or brassy cough in infants suggests large airway obstruction; in older children, it is likely psychogenic.