Causes of Acute Pediatric Cough - Differential Diagnosis ...
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Causes of Acute Pediatric Cough - Differential Diagnosis Algorithm

No Fever, No Tachypnea

 - Normal Chest Auscultation

     • Post-nasal drip

 - Wheeze and/or Crackles

     • Asthma*

     • Bronchiolitis/Bronchitis

 - No URTI Symptoms

     • History or suspicion of foreign body?

Fever, Tachypnea

 - Normal CXR

     • Foreign body aspiration*

     • Bronchitis/Bronchiolitis

 - CXR Shows Consolidation

     • Bacterial pneumonia

 - CXR Shows Diffuse Changes

     • Atypical or viral pneumonia



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