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Acute cough and shortness of breath

DDx

  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma, eg, cough-variant or triggered by URI
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (Farmer's lung, etc.)
  • Pulmonary edema, eg, CHF
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pneumothorax
  • Myocardial ischemia
  • Toxic organic dust syndrome

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Last updated: January 13, 2015

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Acute Cough and Shortness of Breath." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2015. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/115053/all/Acute_cough_and_shortness_of_breath.
Zeiger RF. Acute cough and shortness of breath. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2015. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/115053/all/Acute_cough_and_shortness_of_breath. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2015). Acute cough and shortness of breath. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/115053/all/Acute_cough_and_shortness_of_breath
Zeiger RF. Acute Cough and Shortness of Breath [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2015. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/115053/all/Acute_cough_and_shortness_of_breath.
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