Acute cough

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DDx

  • Viral URI or postviral cough (most common)
  • Bacterial URI
  • Postnasal drip (allergic rhinitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary edema, e.g., CHF
  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Aspiration pneumonia

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Last updated: March 5, 2015