Differential Diagnosis of Respiratory infection
Differential Diagnosis: Respiratory infection
Specific situations that may require medical intervention include the following:
- Pharyngitis without rhinorrhea, cough, or other symptoms that may indicate infection with group A Streptococcus.
- Sudden onset of cough, chest pain, and fever that may indicate pneumonia (or pulmonary embolism), resulting in a situation where the traveler may be sick enough to seek medical care right away.
Source: CDC Yellow Book 20161
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Differential Diagnosis for Respiratory infection
Pulmonary embolism: Pulmonary embolism should be considered in the differential diagnosis of travelers who present with dyspnea, cough, or pleurisy and fever, especially those who have recently been on long car or plane rides.
Source: CDC Yellow Book 20162
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- Source: CDC Yellow Book 2016: cdc.gov/ travel/ yellowbook/ 2016/ the-pre-travel-consultation/ respiratory-infections
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