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4,319 Possible Causes for Dyspnea, Edema

  • Influenza

    The older child recovered fully and was discharged 2 weeks after illness onset, but the younger sibling developed severe brainstem edema and cerebellar tonsillar herniation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] There can also be tachycardia and dyspnea but with hypotension. Vomiting and diarrhea may also occur, but are rare findings associated with the disorder.[symptoma.com] Patients may report nonproductive cough, cough-related pleuritic chest pain, and dyspnea. In children, diarrhea may be a feature.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Pneumonia

    In addition, the accumulation of plasma proteins results in a fluid build-up in the lungs, called pulmonary edema.[bumc.bu.edu] A 59-year-old man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) presented with dry cough, low-grade fever, and progressive dyspnea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Fluid management is critical to minimize the risk of pulmonary edema.[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    All clinicians evaluating a "sore throat" should consider neck edema or gas on neck radiograms as evidence of cervical abscess, and subsequent widening of the mediastinum[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Tachypnea and dyspnea are also signs of lower respiratory involvement.[emedicine.medscape.com] In persons with diphtheria, submandibular and anterior cervical edema may be present along with adenopathy.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Pharyngitis

    Laryngeal fiberscopy revealed bilateral vocal cords almost fixed at the median position, with mucosal redness, swelling, and edema at the hypopharyngeal area.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The edema is most pronounced in the head and neck. Epiglottitis causes fever, difficulty swallowing, drooling, and stridor.[aafp.org] These viruses enter the body through the ciliated epithelium that lines the nose, causing edema and hyperemia of the nasal mucous membranes.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Acute Bronchitis

    CHF Patients with CHF may cough but also have other symptoms and signs such as dyspnea on exertion, orthopnea, rales on lung examination, peripheral edema, raised jugular[online.epocrates.com] Pneumonia should be suspected in patients with tachypnea, tachycardia, dyspnea, or lung findings suggestive of pneumonia, and radiography is warranted.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] An airway that is exposed to certain environmental agents, such as irritants or allergens, responds quickly to a cough and bronchospasm, followed by mucous production, edema[symptoma.com]

  • Infectious Mononucleosis

    Characteristic clinical features of EBV IM include bilateral upper lid edema, exudative or nonexudative pharyngitis, bilateral posterior cervical adenopathy, and splenomegaly[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We report the case of a 39-year-old man with pulmonary LYG who presented to a hospital after experiencing three months of fever, weight loss, dry cough and exertional dyspnea[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Although the complaints at admission did not differ between these two patient groups, the incidence of clinical signs (tonsillopharyngitis, lymphadenopathy, hepatomegaly, and edema[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Urinary Tract Infection

    Pain in flank: There can be a sudden renal edema causing an increase in pressure and capsular distention causing intense pain in the flank that can radiate to the groin.[symptoma.com] […] complication include: An abnormally rapid heart rate ( tachycardia ) High fever or hypothermia (body temperatures below 95 degrees) Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath ( dyspnea[verywell.com] […] could be confused with hydronephrosis, pyonephrosis, or obstruction. 48 Changes in the size and shape of the kidneys and the echogenicity of renal parenchyma attributable to edema[pediatrics.aappublications.org]

  • Anthrax

    Edema toxin (ET) is a major contributor to the pathogenesis of disease in humans exposed to B. anthracis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A blind 65-year-old man, living in a rural area, was admitted with respiratory infection, fever, dyspnea, loss of appetite, and myalgia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] woolsorter's disease , woolsorter's pneumonia a form of anthrax infection acquired by inhalation of dust containing Bacillus anthracis; initial symptoms (chill and cough and dyspnea[vocabulary.com]

  • Acute Myocarditis

    Among many cardiac imaging techniques, only cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and computer tomography permit a direct detection of edema during acute myocarditis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The clinical presentation was an influenzae-like syndrome, classical for a CMV infection, without any chest pain or dyspnea, but a systematic exploration showed multiple inflammation-compatible[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patient was a 50-year-old woman who had been under medication for acute myocarditis when she complained of sudden severe dyspnea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chagas Disease

    Cranial magnetic resonance imaging revealed a right temporoparietal mass lesion with surrounding edema.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The manifestations included sudden fever, myalgia, dyspnea and signs of heart failure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Clinicians should give due attention to such signs as uni- or bilateral palpebral edema, cardiac failure, myocarditis, pericarditis, anasarca and atypical signs of nephrotic[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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