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45 Possible Causes for Bronchospasm and Wheezing, Non-Cardiac Chest Pain

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    In addition to typical reflux symptoms, it can also be used for diagnostic purposes in patients with non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Non-cardiac chest pain Enamel erosion or other dental problems What causes gastroesophageal reflux disease?[symptoma.com] The symptoms non-cardiac chest pain, dysphagia, globus, dyspepsia, cough, wheezing and hoarseness, have all been reported to be associated with GERD.[hon.ch]

  • Esophagitis

    BACKGROUND: "Lichenoid esophagitis" is a descriptive term for a lichenoid pattern of inflammation in the esophagus for which a precise histologic diagnosis cannot be established. The differential diagnosis includes lichen planus, a drug-related reaction, and viral infection. Lichenoid esophagitis causing death has not[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Asthma

    […] asth·ma \ ˈaz-mə, British ˈas- \ : a chronic lung disorder that is marked by recurring episodes of airway obstruction (as from bronchospasm) manifested by labored breathing[merriam-webster.com] Despite the patient presenting asthma characteristics (expiratory wheezing, dry cough, partial reversibility at post bronchodilator test) and asthma medication alleviating[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] These three factors - bronchospasm, inflammation, and mucus production - cause symptoms such as difficulty breathing, wheezing, and coughing. Who is affected by asthma?[my.clevelandclinic.org]

  • Influenza

    Abstract Immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy is a very rare inflammatory disease affecting skeletal muscles. Immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy may be associated with myositis-specific autoantibodies including anti-single recognition particle and anti-3-hydroxy-3- methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase, infectious[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Allergic Asthma

    Asthma symptoms occur due to a combination of inflammation, bronchospasm and mucus production.[symptoma.com] They include nocturnal coughing, dyspnea, wheezing, pain, pressure and tightness in the chest and vary in type and severity from one individual to another and from episode[symptoma.com]

  • Pulmonary Embolism

    BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism can be difficult to diagnose, particularly in those who are hemodynamically unstable and cannot be imaged to confirm the diagnosis. Echocardiography can allow for rapid assessment of patients in shock, but requires adequate transthoracic windows to obtain clinically useful information.[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia

    PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate whether exposure to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) at the early stage of severe pneumococcal community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission may affect its presentation and outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medical[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diaphragmatic Hernia

    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun;103(6):e541-e543. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.01.033. Epub 2017 Feb 3. Author information 1 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York. Electronic address: andrew.kaufman@mountsinai.org. 2 Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, New York. 3 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai,[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Anaphylaxis

    Dyspnea Tachypnea Wheezing Upper airway Laryngeal wheezing Lip swelling Rhinitis Stridor Tongue edema Cutaneous/mucosal tissue Most common symptoms Urticaria Generalized[arupconsult.com] , possibly aminophylline if bronchospasm persists.[openanesthesia.org] Respiratory compromise (e.g. dyspnea, wheeze, bronchospasm, stridor, reduced PEF, hypoxemia) b.[aacijournal.biomedcentral.com]

  • Metal Fume Fever

    […] response (See Bronchospasm ).[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com] If hypoxemia or wheezing is present, consider other toxic inhalations (See Gases, Irritant ).[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com] Treatment Emergency and supportive measures Administer supplemental oxygen and give bronchodilators if there is wheezing and consider other diagnoses, such as an allergic[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com]

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