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1,381 Possible Causes for Progressive Dyspnea

  • Pneumonia

    A 59-year-old man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) presented with dry cough, low-grade fever, and progressive dyspnea.[] His slowly progressing cough and dyspnea were accompanied by elevated levels of fibrotic serological markers and an increased reticular shadow on chest computed tomography[] CASE REPORT A 35-year-old woman presented with a cough and dyspnea, and was initially diagnosed to have pneumonia.[]

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

    Chronic inflammation and progressive fibrosis of the pulmonary alveolar walls with steady progressive dyspnea; finally, resulting in death from lack of oxygen or right heart[] […] fibrosis of the pulmonary alveolar walls, with steadily progressive dyspnea, resulting in death from oxygen lack or right heart failure.[] Very often, for example, patients suffer from a dry cough and dyspnea (shortness of breath). As the disease progresses, dyspnea becomes the major problem.[]

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    Tachypnea and dyspnea are also signs of lower respiratory involvement.[] Lower respiratory tract disease should be considered when symptoms such as fever, cough, sputum, and malaise worsen progressively or after initial transient improvement.[]

  • Influenza

    Complications Primary influenza pneumonia is characterized by progressive cough, dyspnea, and cyanosis following the initial presentation.[] Patients may report nonproductive cough, cough-related pleuritic chest pain, and dyspnea. In children, diarrhea may be a feature.[] Chest radiographs show bilateral diffuse infiltrative patterns, without consolidation, which can progress to a presentation similar to acute respiratory distress syndrome[]

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    A 27-year-old pregnant woman was admitted to the hospital at 32weeks with progressive dyspnea.[] S, age 36, complains of progressive dyspnea on exertion that has been present for six months.[] These patients had New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class II dyspnea with elevated right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP), which progressed under dasatinib[]

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    A 43-year-old man was transferred to the emergency department because of accidental chlorine inhalation and rapidly progressive dyspnea.[] Acute respiratory distress syndrome manifests as rapidly progressive dyspnea, tachypnea, and hypoxemia.[] This rapidly progresses to severe dyspnea at rest, tachypnea, anxiety, agitation, and the need for increasingly high concentrations of inspired oxygen.[]

  • Pleural Mesothelioma

    Most affected individuals are elder men who experience exertional dyspnea that progressively worsens until breathing difficulties are noted at rest.[] Symptoms of Pleural Mesothelioma Symptoms of pleural mesothelioma may include, but are not limited to: Breathlessness (dyspnea) Along with shortness of breath, patients may[] Religious and cultural traditions and beliefs may also become increasingly important. 69 Physical symptoms Similar to patients with other types of malignant and progressive[]

  • Smoking

    We report a case of a previously healthy 19-year-old woman who presented with acute progressive dyspnea. Chest radiograph revealed diffuse bilateral infiltrates.[]

  • Pelvic Hematoma

    Case report A 46-year-old woman with history of obesity, diabetes mellitus and chronic arterial hypertension presented to her local hospital with progressive dyspnea.[]

  • Chylothorax

    We treated a 39-year-old woman who presented with progressive dyspnea over 6 months.[] However, the pleural effusion progressed gradually associated with exertional dyspnea and moderate edema of his lower legs.[]

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