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General Medicine

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
  • Pneumothorax
  • Tuberculosis
  • Acute intra-abdominal pathologies, e.g. pyelonephritis, acute cholecystitis, acute pancreatitis

Last updated : Thursday, December 21, 2017
Next review date : Friday, December 21,2018

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