1,316 Possible Causes for Dyspnea in USA

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    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. … Tachypnea and dyspnea are also signs of lower respiratory involvement.[1] [2]

  • Influenza

    Primary influenza pneumonia is characterized by progressive cough, dyspnea, and cyanosis following the initial presentation. … There can also be tachycardia and dyspnea but with hypotension.[3] [4]

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Sinusitis

    Clinical Findings: Acute rhinitis is characterized by nasal discharge, sneezing, pawing at the face, respiratory stertor, open-mouth breathing, and/or inspiratory dyspnea. … Respiratory stertor, open-mouth breathing, and inspiratory dyspnea occur when the nasal passages are narrowed from inflamed mucosa, glandular elements, and secretions.[5]

  • Pneumonia
    Dyspnea at Rest Dyspnea
  • Malignant Neoplasm

    Source: Medical Disability Advisor History: Individuals may report persistent cough, coughing up blood ( hemoptysis ), shortness of breath ( dyspnea ), chest pain , loss of[6]

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

    Most patients present with exertional dyspnea and a nonproductive cough. … Dyspnea, which is the most prominent symptom in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, usually begins insidiously and is often progressive. … 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[7]

  • Pulmonary Lymphoma
  • Hookworm Infection

    As nematodes migrate to the lungs, cough, wheezing and exertion dyspnea appear; if symptoms are severe and accompanied by pleurisy, hemoptysis, and low fever, Löffler syndrome … As iron deficiency anemia develops and worsens, the patient may become indolent and have weakness, palpitations, fainting, dizziness, dyspnea, mental apathy and headache. … by blood loss constipation congestive heart failure decreased rate of growth and mental development in children (caused by protein and iron deficiency) diarrhea dizziness dyspnea[8] [9] [10]

  • Malathion Poisoning


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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  1. Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: Practice Essentials, Background, Pathophysiology, http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/302460-overview
  2. Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Clinical Presentation: History, Physical Examination, http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/302460-cl…
  3. Influenza Clinical Presentation: History, Physical Examination, Complications, http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/219557-cl…
  4. Influenza, https://www.symptoma.com/en/info/influenza
  5. Rhinitis and Sinusitis in Small Animals - Respiratory System, http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/respiratory_s…
  6. Cancer Lung - Medical Disability Guidelines, https://www.mdguidelines.com/cancer-lung
  7. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Clinical Presentation: History, Physical, Causes, http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/301226-cl…
  8. Hookworm Infection, https://www.symptoma.com/en/info/hookworm-infection
  9. Tropical Medicine Central Resource, http://www.isradiology.org/tropical_deseases/tm…
  10. Hookworms, http://www.parasitesinhumans.org/hookworms.html