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1,244 Possible Causes for Dyspnea with Sudden Onset, Patient Appears Acutely Ill, Wet Rales

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    Pulmonary congestion with wet rales in the lower half of the lung fields; StageIII—Severe heart failure.[] Left sided filling pressure is assessed by chest auscultation, with the presence of wet rales in the lung fields usually indicating raised pressure.[] Diagnostic criteria include rales, S3 gallop and pulmonary venous hypertension.[]

  • Pulmonary Edema

    Sudden onset of dyspnea. Severe anxiety, restlessness, irritability. Cool, moist skin.[] onset of dyspnea.[] onset of severe dyspnea and cough producing frothy pink sputum about one hour after the patient became extremely upset, as well as all the evidence from his clinical evaluations[]

  • Pulmonary Embolism

    Consecutive patients with clinically suspected pulmonary embolism, defined as a sudden onset of dyspnea, sudden deterioration of existing dyspnea, or sudden onset of pleuritic[] “In summary, we found that the most reliable indicator of patients with PE is sudden onset dyspnea.[] Symptoms of pulmonary embolism are typically sudden in onset and may include one or many of the following: dyspnea (shortness of breath), tachypnea (rapid breathing), chest[]

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Definition Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), is a life-threatening condition which is characterised by the sudden onset of severe dyspnea and hypoxaemia [1].[]

  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia

    Infected patients typically have an ill or anxious appearance.[] Initially a viral illness is followed by an acute onset of high fever, rigors, productive cough, chest pain, dyspnea, tachypnea, tachycardia, excess perspiration, general[]

  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

    High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is a life-threatening altitude illness that usually occurs in insufficiently acclimatized climbers in the first few days at altitudes above 2500 m. Acetazolamide is recommended for prophylaxis of acute mountain sickness, but a role for acetazolamide in the prevention of HAPE has[…][]

  • Acute Myocarditis

    The authors report the case of 9-month-old infant who was brought to the Pediatric Emergency Department with sudden onset dyspnea.[]

  • Aspiration Pneumonia

    Aspiration of leguminous vegetables can cause a granulomatous pneumonitis know as lentil aspiration pneumonia that manifest on radiologic studies with small, poorly defined nodular opacities. We report two cases of lentil aspiration pneumonia that manifested with nodules up to 1.0 cm in diameter on radiographs and CT,[…][]

    Missing: Wet Rales
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Carbon monoxide poisoning is a major cause of illness and death in the United States. Most cases result from exposure to the internal combustion engine and to stoves burning fossil fuels. Most cases of accidental exposure are preventable if proper precautions are taken; however, when cases arise, their[…][]

    Missing: Wet Rales
  • Adenovirus Infection

    The case definition of ILI was a sudden onset of fever (oral temperature 38 C or axillary temperature 37.5 C) and either cough or sore throat.[] SARI included the ILI case definition plus dyspnea and the need for hospitalization [29] . All patients were recruited within five days of their initial symptoms.[]

    Missing: Wet Rales