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190 Possible Causes for Dry Cough, Retrosternal Chest Pain

  • Influenza

    The dry cough and fatigue of influenza can last two to three weeks. Signs that influenza is getting worse include fever, shaking chills, and shortness of breath.[my.clevelandclinic.org] Influenza symptoms often begin suddenly, with fever, headache, tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, nasal congestion and body aches.[dhs.wisconsin.gov] Hoarse, dry or sore throat, cough and possible mild chest discomfort become more noticeable. You may feel tired or flat. Day 8: Symptoms decrease.[betterhealth.vic.gov.au]

  • 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] 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] Although most initial infections have no symptoms and people overcome them, they may develop fever, dry cough , and abnormalities that may be seen on a chest X-ray .[emedicinehealth.com]

  • Mediastinal Abscess

    This study reports a case of a young male with fever, dry cough, reduced appetite and weight loss for one month presenting radiologically as a mediastinal mass.[eurekaselect.com] A 22-year-old man, diagnosed 7 weeks before with pulmonary tuberculosis and started on antitubercular therapy, presented with non-exertional retrosternal chest pain since[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We report the case of a 14-year-old boy, who presented with dry cough and progressively increasing breathlessness, and was found to have a cystic lesion in the posterior mediastinum[lungindia.com]

  • Asthma

    Despite the patient presenting asthma characteristics (expiratory wheezing, dry cough, partial reversibility at post bronchodilator test) and asthma medication alleviating[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 72-year-old woman with asthma attack and retrosternal chest pain was presented to our emergency unit.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Regardless of age, asthma symptoms can include: • Dry cough, especially at night or in response to specific “triggers” • Tightness or pressure in the chest • Wheezing — a[asthmaandallergies.org]

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    Your symptoms could include a dry cough, asthma symptoms, or trouble swallowing. Anyone, including infants and children , can have GERD.[medlineplus.gov] Numerous other manifestations related to gastroesophageal reflux and considered atypical have been described, such as retrosternal chest pain without evidence of coronary[scielo.br] cough 1 .[radiopaedia.org]

  • Pulmonary Hypertension

    Pulmonary Hypertension Heart Breathlessness Chest pain Dizziness Fainting Loss of energy Swelling of the arms, legs, ankles or abdomen Dry cough Raynaud’s phenomenon Heart[nm.org] Other symptoms may include: Chest pain (angina pectoris) Dizziness Fainting (syncope) Loss of energy Swelling of the arms, legs, ankles, or abdomen (edema) Dry cough Raynaud[pfizer.com] Symptoms may include: Bluish lips and skin Chest pain (angina) Dizziness Dry cough Extreme tiredness Fainting Feeling like your heart is fluttering or beating fast or hard[cedars-sinai.org]

  • Asbestosis

    Symptoms of asbestosis include: shortness of breath, dry cough, rales, crackles heard through a stethoscope, and fatigue.[levylaw.com] Persons with advanced cases of the disease have a dry cough .[britannica.com] Initially, the person has no symptoms and later, dry cough and progressive shortness of breath occur.[health-tutor.com]

  • Pericarditis

    It may also present with a dry cough , fever , fatigue and anxiety . Care must be taken to differentiate it from a myocardial infarction as the symptoms are similar.[house.wikia.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] Depending on the cause of pericarditis, symptoms may also include: low fever heart palpitations shortness of breath weakness or fatigue nausea dry cough swelling of the legs[healthdirect.gov.au]

  • Anthracosis

    A 66-year-old woman was admitted to our clinic with the symptoms of dry cough, hoarseness, malaise, anorexia, night sweats and with the multiple mediastinal lymphadenopathy[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis

    A 34 year old sawmill maintenance engineer developed a dry cough that was associated with widespread wheezes and crackles in his lungs.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] cough SOB dyspnoea crackles coarse end inspiratory upper zones weight loss exertional dyspnoea type 1 resp failure cor pulmonale steroid and antigen avoidance[brainscape.com] Clinically, an acute reaction occurs 4-6 hours post exposure and manifests as fever, rigors, dry cough, dyspnoea and myalgia.[mrcpandme.blogspot.com]

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