Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of mold-related allergic asthma with wheezing or cough?

Updated: Sep 18, 2017
  • Author: Shih-Wen Huang, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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For children with wheezing or cough, asthma needs to be differentiated from the following conditions:

  • Infections - Bronchiolitis, pneumonia, croup, tuberculosis, bronchitis

  • Anatomic or congenital conditions - Cystic fibrosis (CF), vascular ring, dysmotile cilia syndrome, immune deficiency, congestive heart failure, laryngotracheomalacia, tracheoesophageal fistula, gastroesophageal reflux

  • Hypersensitivity vasculitis - Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), hypersensitive pneumonia, periarteritis nodosa

  • Other - Foreign-body aspiration, pulmonary thromboembolism, psychogenic cough, sarcoidosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia


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