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Respiratory presenting syndromes 

Respiratory presenting syndromes
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Respiratory presenting syndromes
Author(s):

Michael J Darby

, Dominic A Barron

, and Rachel E Hyland

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199216369.003.0003
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date: 30 May 2020

Chest pain 28

Wheeze 30

Shortness of breath 32

Cough 34

Haemoptysis 36

Hypoxia 38

This symptom is associated with a variety of disease processes, many of which are common and potentially life threatening. A possible myocardial infarction must be the first consideration in all adults with acute chest pain. Once this has been excluded, the list of differential diagnoses can be narrowed by accurate interpretation of history, examination, and investigations (...

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