Asthma [top]

  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheeze
  • Previous similar episodes
  • Reduced peak expiratory flow rate
  • Wheeze
  • Persistent dry cough
  • Decreased PEFR
  • Shortness of breath

Post viral cough [top]

  • Persistent dry cough
  • Preceding viral URTI

Bronchial carcinoma [top]

  • Haemoptysis
  • Weight loss
  • Smoker
  • Clubbing
  • Pleuritic chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Opacity on CXR

COPD [top]

  • Persistent productive cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Smoker
  • Hyperinflated chest
  • Loss of lung markings on CXR

Tuberculosis [top]

  • Weight loss
  • Cough
  • Haemoptysis
  • Fever
  • Malaise
  • Contact with TB
  • Opacity on CXR