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Differential Diagnosis For Wheezing in Elderly


List of current finding(s):

Infectious Disorders (Specific Agent)
Pneumonia, bacterial
Pneumonia, viral
Infected organ, Abscesses
Bronchitis, acute
Pneumonia, aspiration
Interstitial pneumonia, usual type
Bronchitis, chronic
Pneumonia, unresolved
Post bronchitis cough syndrome
Bronchitis, fibrinous
Middle lobe syndrome
Middle lobe pneumonia
Granulomatous, Inflammatory Disorders
Bronchiolitis obliterans/pneumonia/BOOP
Neoplastic Disorders
Tracheobronchial neoplasms
Carcinoid syndrome/Carcinoid metastatic
Carcinoma, oat cell (small cell), lung
Adenocarcinoma, bronchial
Bronchial adenoma
Carcinoid, bronchial
Carcinoid, metast. to liver
Carcinoma lung squamous cell/large cell
Carcinoma, bronchogenic
Carcinoid, primary pulmonary
Allergic, Collagen, Auto-Immune Disorders
Atopic allergic diseases
Drug allergy
Anaphylaxis, generalized
Aspirin-induced asthma
Pneumonia, desquamative, interstitial
Idiopathic Anaphylactoid Reactions/Recurrent
Metabolic, Storage Disorders
Obesity, massive
Tracheobronchial amyloidosis
Hereditary, Familial, Genetic Disorders
Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency
Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Foreign body, bronchus
Bronchus obstruction
Fat embolism
Arteriosclerotic, Vascular, Venous Disorders
Pulmonary embolism
Vegetative, Autonomic, Endocrine Disorders
Esophageal free reflux/GERD syndrome
Reference to Organ System
Congestive heart failure
Interstitial acute lung disease
Emphysema/COPD/Chronic lung disease
Congestive heart failure/occult/chron.
Emphysema, pulmonary interstitial
Interstitial lung disease, chronic
Bronchospasm, severe
Poisoning (Specific Agent)
Tobacco smoking/excess
Organ Poisoning (Intoxication)
Irritative bronchitis, acute
Drug induced Interstitial disease.
Chemical tracheobronchitis
Advanced age, age, aged, Aged 65 and Over, aged person, elderly, ELDERLY () 65), Elderly (Over 65), Elderly adult, Elderly person, Elderly person (person), Geriatric state, Old age, Old age period, Old-age, Old-age (finding), Old-age (function), Old-age function (observable entity), older adult, Senescence, senior citizen, Senium, Wheeze, Wheezes, Wheezing, Wheezing (finding), Wheezings, Wheezy
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External Links Related to Wheezing in Elderly
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)