Level 2: Dyspnea – Physical Exam: Expert Panel DDX

How does your differential compare with the experts?

Is there any additional testing (i.e., lab, imaging, etc.) you would perform at this time?

Experts’ DDX:

  1. Pneumonia
  2. Bronchitis
  3. Bronchiolitis
  4. Pulmonary embolus (PE) or other thromboembolic event
  5. Pneumothorax
  6. Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
  7. Coronary artery disease
  8. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)/exacerbation
  9. Allergic response
  10. Chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with aspiration
  11. Obstruction (foreign body) with aspiration
  12. Swallowing abnormality with aspiration
  13. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  14. Anemia
  15. Lung cancer
  16. Acid/base disturbance
  17. Fluid overload secondary to renal dysfunction
  18. Anxiety
  19. Rheumatologic issue
  20. Neurologic issue