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11 Possible Causes for Common Cold, Recurrent/Chronic Respiratory Infections, Retrosternal Chest Pain

  • Asthma

    […] reflux disease • Obstructive sleep apnea/Sleep-disordered breathing • Psychological disturbances (particularly depression and anxiety disorders) • Chronic/recurrent respiratory[dx.doi.org] The individual episodes are frequently triggered by viral respiratory infections (causes of the common cold).[uichildrens.org] A 72-year-old woman with asthma attack and retrosternal chest pain was presented to our emergency unit.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Croup

    […] tract infection).[doi.org] Many cases come from parainfluenza viruses (the common cold).[healthline.com] Runny nose iStock/imgorthand Most cases of croup begin with runny nose and fever, not unlike the common cold.[rd.com]

  • Pericarditis

    (forms of chronic pericarditis) Recurrent pericarditis Causes of pericarditis The cause of pericarditis is often unknown, though viral infections are a common cause.[heart.org] The following viruses are associated with acute pericarditis: enteroviruses, including the common cold and viral meningitis HIV glandular fever herpes simplex cytomegalovirus[medicalnewstoday.com] We report a rare case of a mediastinal malignant granular cell tumor in a 41-year-old man presenting with dyspnea, retrosternal chest pain, and recurrent pericardial effusion[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia

    CASE PRESENTATION: A 72-year-old patient with long history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and multiple fluoroquinolone treatments for recurrent lower respiratory[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] For example, common colds should not be treated with antibiotics, since they are caused by viruses.[www1.nyc.gov] SLIDESHOW How to Prevent the Common Cold See Slideshow SOURCE: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Last Editorial Review:[medicinenet.com]

  • Pulmonary Disorder

    Symptoms of COPD include: Shortness of breath, especially during physical activity Chronic cough, often with excess mucus Recurrent respiratory infections Wheezing Tightness[radiologyinfo.org] Complications of COPD If you have COPD you are at increased risk of a number of complications, including: chest infections – a common cold can easily lead to a severe infection[betterhealth.vic.gov.au] Respiratory diseases range from mild and self-limiting, such as the common cold, to life-threatening entities like bacterial pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, and lung cancer[howardlungandsleep.com]

  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis

    Signs and symptoms GPA has a spectrum of clinical presentations that includes recurrent respiratory infection in adults and upper and lower respiratory tract problems in children[emedicine.medscape.com] The first symptom in most patients is rhinitis, a runny and stuffy nose, similar to a severe case of common cold.[medicalnewstoday.com] Common signs include: rhinorrhea ("runny nose"), common cold symptoms that do NOT respond to usual treatment and become increasingly worse.[physio-pedia.com]

  • Lipid Pneumonia

    infections or interstitial lung disease, which follows chronic, recurrent, low dose exposure to the inciting agent [9] or an acute presentation with severe respiratory distress[lungindia.com] Initial reports of exogenous lipoid pneumonia included children treated with mineral oil based nasal drops for the common cold and adults with oily laxative abuse. [1] Other[lungindia.com] […] of lipoid pneumonia encompasses a spectrum of disorders ranging between chronic presentations such as insidious onset shortness of breath, fever, weight loss simulating chronic[lungindia.com]

  • Acute Pleuropericarditis

    (forms of chronic pericarditis) Recurrent pericarditis Causes of pericarditis The cause of pericarditis is often unknown, though viral infections are a common cause.[heart.org] Pericarditis is often the result of an infection such as: Viral infections that cause a chest cold or pneumonia Infections with bacteria (less common) Some fungal infections[medlineplus.gov] Nevertheless, the retrosternal chest pain in acute pericarditis is very similar to that in STEMI.[ecgwaves.com]

  • Tracheomalacia

    Patients frequently complain of shortness of breath, chronic cough and recurrent respiratory tract infection, although a causal link is difficult to establish in many cases[radiopaedia.org] cold) High-pitched breathing (stridor) A rattling sound may be heard, when the child breathes Swallowing difficulties How is Congenital Tracheomalacia Diagnosed?[dovemed.com] chest pain or discomfort.[archbronconeumol.org]

  • Pericardial Disorder

    (forms of chronic pericarditis) Recurrent pericarditis Causes of pericarditis The cause of pericarditis is often unknown, though viral infections are a common cause.[heart.org] Pericarditis is often the result of an infection such as: Viral infections that cause a chest cold or pneumonia Infections with bacteria (less common) Some fungal infections[health.firstlighthealthsystem.org] chest pain Apical impulse difficult to locate or nonpalpable Pallor, cold sweats Symptoms of left heart failure and symptoms of right heart failure Cardiogenic shock , asystole[amboss.com]