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Chest pain (acute - subacute)

See also Vi. Or chest pain/tightness. Can be substernal, or other. Can be acute, transfixiating and worrisome. Sometimes called 'acute chest syndrome'. Lung findings can be minimal. Depending on drug and patient, this may correspond to acute pleuritis or pleuro-pneumonitis, subpleural consolidation, GERD, pulmonary vasospasm, tracheal irritation, or acute coronary syndrome. See also under pleuritic chest pain, lupus, pleuropulmonary lupus and acute coronary syndromes. Differentail diagnosis on imaging at PMID 26373647

Last update : 14/01/2016
 

Causative drugs

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