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DISEASES THAT MIMIC ASTHMA

Asthma in adults has to be differentiated from some other diseases like chronic bronchitis, some heart conditions( cardiac asthma), pulmonary embolism and pulmonary eosinophilia. Patient must remember that these conditions have to be ruled out by the physician.        

In children asthma has to  be differentiated from foreign body in respiratory passage, certain congenital respiratory conditions of the larynx, viral infections of respiratory tract, cystic fibrosis and aspiration from defect in swallowing mechanism