Adult Pneumonia Pathway - Alternative Diagnoses
- Differentiate pneumonia from acute bronchitis (no fever or significant shortness of breath), for which antibiotics are usually not required.
- Heart Failure
- Pulmonary embolism
- Aspiration pneumonitis
- Travel-acquired respiratory infections
- Acute intra-abdominal pathologies, e.g. pyelonephritis, acute cholecystitis, acute pancreatitis
Last updated : Friday, May 18, 2018
Next review date : Saturday, May 18,2019
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