A sudden spasmodic contraction of the thoracic cavity resulting in violent release of air from the lungs and usuallyaccompanied by a distinctive sound:
Frothy (pulmonary edema)
Suggestive of bacterial pneumonia or bronchitis but also seen with viral infections
Rust colored (pneumococcal pneumoni...
Respiratory infection: Consider antibiotics, antivirals (f...
Hypoxemia or critical illness
Suspected tuberculosis with positive chest radiograph result
Immunocompromised with fever
Risk of bacteremia or sepsis
For patients fitting the clinical profile for cough due to GERD, it is recommended that treatment be initially started in lieu of testing.
For patients with a presumed diagnosis of ...
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Irwin RS, Baumann MH, Bolser DC, et al. Diagnosis and management of cough e...
306.1 Respiratory malfunction arising from mental factors
786.30 Hemoptysis, unspecified
F45.8 Other somatoform disorders
49727002 Cough (finding)
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