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852 Possible Causes for Dry Cough, 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] She was admitted to clinic with a 2-week history of dyspnoea, dry cough and fever.[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] These include: Congested or runny nose Dry cough Low-grade fever Sore throat Mild headache In severe cases Respiratory syncytial virus infection can spread to the lower respiratory[mayoclinic.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] The definitive diagnosis was BTB with pleural effusion. Treatment with a quadruple combinational antituberculous therapy was initiated.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 74-year-old male with SLE visited the hospital with dry cough. In family history, his son was treated for pulmonary TB 9 years previously.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Atelectasis

    Clinical findings Low-grade fever, dry cough, chest pain, shortness of breath.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Changes in lung density due to atelectasis, pleural effusion and pneumonia/pneumonitis are observed in lung cancer patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We present a case of whole-lung torsion after massive pleural effusion and atelectasis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Asbestosis

    Symptoms of asbestosis include: shortness of breath, dry cough, rales, crackles heard through a stethoscope, and fatigue.[levylaw.com] effusion : dull percussion, absent or reduced breath sounds on affected side Diagnosis Pleurocentesis : bloody (exudative) pleural effusion Imaging (Chest x-ray and CT )[amboss.com] Persons with advanced cases of the disease have a dry cough .[britannica.com]

  • Paragonimiasis

    Initial symptoms may also include dry cough, which then becomes productive with rust-colored or blood-tinged sputum on exertion.[newsmax.com] The floating particles appeared as diffuse hyperechoic foci in the anechoic pleural effusion on ultrasonography.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The symptoms may also include a dry cough, which later becomes productive with rusty-colored or blood-tinged sputum on exertion, and pleuritic chest pain.[dshs.state.tx.us]

  • 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] 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] We report the case of a 16 years old female who presented with 6 months history of dry cough, hemoptysis, dyspnea, dysphagia and dysphonia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Histoplasmosis

    A 21-year-old previously healthy woman presented with a three-week history of shortness of breath and dry cough.[cmaj.ca] In rare instances, acute pericarditis and pleural effusion can develop.[symptoma.com] When a person develops symptoms, it usually involves the lungs and is characterized by weakness, chills, fever, muscle aches, chest pains, and a dry cough.[dhs.wisconsin.gov]

  • Sarcoidosis

    In most cases, sarcoidosis is revealed by persistent dry cough, eye or skin manifestations, peripheral lymph nodes, fatigue, weight loss, fever or night sweats, and erythema[orpha.net] Despite overall clinical management with diuretics, pleural effusion persisted and the patient underwent medical thoracoscopy with pleural biopsy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The acute course is marked by the presence of fever, arthralgia (painful joints), night sweats, acute arthritis, erythema nodosum (inflammation under the skin), dry cough,[ims.uniklinik-freiburg.de]

  • 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] cough, sometimes with blood Blue lips or fingers Who’s More Likely to Have It?[webmd.com]

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