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592 Possible Causes for Dry Cough, Loss of Appetite, Pleural Effusion

  • Pneumonia

    A 67-year-old man was admitted to our hospital complaining of dry cough.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Following the development of malignant pleural effusion, he underwent chest drainage and was administered intrathoracic talc as a pleurodesis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Early symptoms are similar to flu symptoms, which include: Fever Dry cough Headache Sore throat Loss of appetite Muscle pain Additional symptoms about a day later: High fever[my.clevelandclinic.org]

  • Tuberculosis

    We hereby report a case of a very rare presentation of tuberculosis (TB) in a patient who presented with a dry cough and significant weight loss for 3 months.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We report a case of a 56-year-old Sri Lankan Sinhalese man who presented with pyrexia of known origin with significant loss of weight and loss of appetite.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The definitive diagnosis was BTB with pleural effusion. Treatment with a quadruple combinational antituberculous therapy was initiated.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Viral Lower Respiratory Infection

    It starts suddenly, with a high temperature, a sore throat or a dry cough, as well as sore muscles and joints, and back pain or a headache.[montavit.com] Pleural effusion, hilar lymphadenopathy and pneumothorax are uncommon findings.[radiopaedia.org] The usual presentation of viral respiratory tract infections (VRTI) includes fever, malaise, wheezing and or coughing, rhinorrhea and loss of appetite.[clinicaltrials.gov]

  • Subphrenic Abscess

    cough and loss of appetite.[diagnose-me.com] The computed tomographic scans of 38 patients with proven subphrenic abscesses and 28 patients with proven pleural effusions were reviewed without knowledge of the final diagnosis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] There might be a dry cough due to an atelectasis in the lung of the affected side.[nethealthbook.com]

  • Coccidioidomycosis

    We describe the case of a previously healthy man presenting to a Dublin hospital with fever, dry cough and chest pain, following a visit to the western USA.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We report the case of a 58 year old male patient with nonproductive coughing, fever, vomiting and loss of appetite, beginning at the moment that he returned back home from[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Adenopathy and pleural effusions are also seen, usually in association with parenchymal disease. Disseminated disease is rare and occurs in less than 1% of patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis

    Other common symptoms include: Lungs - breathlessness, wheeze, dry cough or coughing up blood Skin - rashes, ulcers, and necrosis (death of tissue) Eyes - red (blood shot)[vasculitis.org.uk] […] thickening in paranasal sinuses Bone and cartilage destruction Lungs Multiple nodules of varying sizes, especially at bases Cavitate frequently (50%) Masses wax and wane Pleural[learningradiology.com] Symptoms include nosebleeds, sinus pain, ear infections, a constantly runny nose, achy joints, skin sores, fever, weakness and loss of appetite.[sharecare.com]

  • Hodgkin's Disease

    A 30-year-old lady presented with fever, dry cough and weight loss for the preceding five months.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Signs may include fever, fatigue, night sweats, itching, loss of appetite, and weight loss.[publichealth.va.gov] effusion from lymphatic obstruction About 1/3 have pleural effusions Effusion usually does not contain malignant cells Pneumonic form Diffuse nonsegmental infiltrate (pneumonic[learningradiology.com]

  • Amebic Liver Abscess

    It was followed by dry cough and occasional chest pain which was pleuritic in nature.[jdeonline.in] However, it can invade your colon wall, causing symptoms of: fever colitis fatigue nausea diarrhea tenesmus bloody stools intestinal gas loss of appetite severe dehydration[healthblurbs.com] Gross fluid derangements including pleural effusion, edema and ascities were observed in 39% cases and 6% had rupture of abscess.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    A 66-year-old woman with a history of myocardial infarction 2 months prior presented to our respiratory department with several days of dry cough and night sweats.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] of appetite constipation.[betterhealth.vic.gov.au] A 79-year-old woman experienced episodic dyspnea with unilateral pleural effusion for 2 years.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    cough Raynaud’s phenomenon (chalky white or dusky blue fingers that may be painful and can sometimes be provoked by the cold) In advanced stages of pulmonary hypertension[phassociation.org] After treatment with dasatinib he had multiple pleural effusions which were suspected to be caused by congestive heart failure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] infection, such as schistosomiasis or HIV Portal hypertension or cirrhosis Connective tissue diseases, such as scleroderma, lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis Certain weight loss[drugs.com]

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