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