Coughing and Dyspnoea DDx

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  • Coughing + Dyspnoea
    • Disease of Upper Respiratory Tract
      • Nose/nasopharyna
        • FB
        • BOAS
        • Polyp (cat)
      • Larynx
        • Laryngitis
        • Laryngeal paralysis (mainly dogs)
        • Neoplasia
        • FB
      • Cervical trachea
        • Tracheitis
          • Often bronchotracheitis
            • E.g. Bordetella-Kenne cough
        • Collapsing trachea
        • FB
        • Neoplasia
        • Irritating gases
        • Extraluminal compression
          • E.g. mediastinal mass
    • Disease of Lower Respiratory Tract
      • Chronic bronchitis
      • Feline asthma
      • Extraluminal airway compression
        • Enlarged heart
        • Enlarged LNs
      • Bronchietasis
        • End stage lower airway disease
      • Inhalation foreign material/FB
      • Neoplasia
      • EBP=Eosinophilic bronchopneumopathy (dog)
        • Cluster of conditions caused by eosinophilic infiltration into lungs
    • Diseases of Pulmonary Parenchyma
      • Pneumonia
      • Lungworm
        • Dogs=Angiostrongylus, Oslerus
        • Cats=  Aelurostrongylus
      • Neoplasia
      • Haemorrhage
      • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (dog)
      • Pulmonary oedema
        • Cardiogenic
        • Non-cardiogenic
    • Plueral Space Disease
      • Pneumonthorax
      • Pleural effusion
        • Pyothroax
        • Chylothorax
        • Haemothorax
        • Effusion
          • FIP
          • Heart failure
          • Neoplasia
      • Diaphragmatic rupture/hernia
      • Mediastinal masses
        • Lymphoma
        • Thymoma
    • Other
      • Physiological
        • Exercise
        • Anxiety
        • Fear
        • Pain
      • Metabolic
        • Acidosis
        • Weakness
        • Hyperthyroidism
      • Haematological
        • Anaemia
      • Restriction of thoracic cavity
        • Pregnancy
        • Obesity
        • Ascites
      • Neurological
        • CNS disease
        • Peripheral neuropathy

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