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    4,718 Possible Causes for Dyspnea in USA

    • Upper Respiratory Infection
      Dyspnea

      Dyspnea and increased work of breathing may be worse at night in patients with whooping cough, because of changes in airway mechanics while the patient is recumbent.[emedicine.medscape.com] Tachypnea and dyspnea are also signs of lower respiratory involvement.[emedicine.medscape.com]

    • Acute Gastroenteritis

      Respiratory symptoms such as cough, dyspnea or tachypnea may indicate the presence of an underlying pneumonia.[aafp.org]

    • Influenza
      Dyspnea

      Primary influenza pneumonia is characterized by progressive cough, dyspnea, and cyanosis following the initial presentation.[emedicine.medscape.com]

    • Viral Lower Respiratory Infection

      […] pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchitis, asthma, influenza, viral syndrome, respiratory failure and congestive heart failure with infection, pneumonia or symptoms of wheezing, dyspnea[contagionlive.com] Cough was reported by all patients, 85 patients (73%) produced sputum, 61 patients (52%) had discolored sputum and 78 patients (67%) suffered from dyspnea.[karger.com] Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was defined as increased sputum, discolored sputum and/or dyspnea and a forced expiratory volume in 1 s[karger.com]

    • Acute Bronchitis
      Dyspnea

      Differential Diagnosis of Acute Bronchitis The acute bronchitis must be differentiated from other diseases that may cause cough , dyspnea and wheezing . [1] Disease Findings[wikidoc.org] Chronic Bronchitis Presents with chronic cough, dyspnea and sputum production for more than three months for two years. [2] Pneumonia Presents with acute fever , cough and[wikidoc.org] […] shortness of breath, although pulmonary infiltrate on chest x-ray is an imaging finding. [3] Asthma Presents with cough, dyspnea and wheezing and typically is a chronic condition[wikidoc.org]

    • Sinusitis

      Respiratory stertor, open-mouth breathing, and inspiratory dyspnea occur when the nasal passages are narrowed from inflamed mucosa, glandular elements, and secretions.[merckvetmanual.com] Clinical Findings: Acute rhinitis is characterized by nasal discharge, sneezing, pawing at the face, respiratory stertor, open-mouth breathing, and/or inspiratory dyspnea.[merckvetmanual.com]

    • Pneumonia
      Dyspnea

      The clinical signs included 106 rectal temperature and extreme dyspnea with open-mouth breathing.[ksvdl.org] Progressive dyspnea and a nonproductive cough are symptoms characterizing this disease.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Clinically it is manifested by an increase in the rate and depth of respiration at all degrees of severity up to dyspnea.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

    • Malignant Neoplasm
      Dyspnea

      Source: Medical Disability Advisor History: Individuals may report persistent cough, coughing up blood ( hemoptysis ), shortness of breath ( dyspnea ), chest pain , loss of[mdguidelines.com]

    • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
      Dyspnea

      Most patients present with exertional dyspnea and a nonproductive cough.[emedicine.medscape.com] Dyspnea, which is the most prominent symptom in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, usually begins insidiously and is often progressive.[emedicine.medscape.com] […] before the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is established is one to two years. [11] Most patients are referred to a cardiologist for evaluation of exertional dyspnea[emedicine.medscape.com]

    • Pleurisy

      Pain with respiration may cause patients to complain of shortness of breath or dyspnea.[aafp.org] Pain that worsens while the patient is supine and lessens while the patient is upright should prompt consideration of pericarditis. 8 , 21 Dyspnea associated with the pain[aafp.org] , fatigue, myalgia Crackles, egophony, fremitus Infiltrate Typically not indicated Pneumothorax Sudden pain and dyspnea Tachycardia, hyperresonance, decreased breath sounds[aafp.org]

    Dyspnea

    Dyspnea (shortness of breath) is the subjective experience of breathlessness. The differential diagnosis is composed of four general forms: cardiac, pulmonary, mixed and noncardiac or nonpulmonary.

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