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1 – pulmonary edema

common
– infectious RSV, influenza A, parainfluenza 3, measles virus.
– aspiration
– cardiac-congestive failure, pulmonary venous obstruction, hypoplastic left heart sd...
– cerebral disorders stroke, head trauma, epilepsy, postictus, brain tumor
– drug induced lung injury-nitrofurantoin, myleran, peni...
– excessive parenteral fluids
– fat embolism, lymphography
– inhalation of noxious gases
– poisoning, IV narcotics
– pulmonary embolism or infarction
– thoracic trauma, shock lung

rare
– allergic reaction/ hypersensitivity
– connective tissue disorders (lupus periarteritis)
– hanging and suffocation
– high altitude
– hypoproteinemia
– malaria
– near drowing
– O2 toxicity
– PNO with thoracocenthesis
– thyroid storm
– transfusion reaction
– cytokine-induced lung damage caused by an underlying malignancy

2 – pneumonia of unusual aetiology

– Virus
– Mycoplasmaa and other atypical bacteria
– Fungal infections
– Opportunistic infections
– ...

3pulmonary hemorrhage rarely

– trauma
– anticoagulant
– idiopathic hemosiderosis
– goodpasture's syndrome

... because of an episode of an acute dyspnea rapidely resolved 3 weeks before associated with lombar pain, we have to consider also the history as a subacute or chronic alveolar bilateral infiltrate

WOULD YOU CARE TO OFFER A DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS REGARDING A SUBACUTE ALVEOLAR BILATERAL INFILTRATE?


 


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