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Differential Diagnosis of Dyspnea in Person Who Abuses Drugs

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with dyspnea who has a history of abusing drugs or alcohol.

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags, adverse effects

ICD-10:

Z86.4

Description:

Dyspnea in a person who abuses drugs or alcohol needs to be investigated. It may be reversible or progressive, treatable or untreatable, significant or not.

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