Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jun 23, 2016
  • Author: Faustine Ong, MD; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, MCCM  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of SARS include the following:

  • Foreign body aspiration
  • Influenza
  • Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare and other atypical mycobacterial diseases
  • Mycoplasma infections
  • Parainfluenza virus
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pneumococcal infections
  • Pneumocystis ( carinii) jiroveci pneumonia
  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • Bacterial pneumonia
  • Fungal pneumonia
  • Viral pneumonia
  • Psittacosis
  • Q fever
  • Rhinoviruses
  • Rickettsialpox
  • Bacterial sepsis
  • Upper respiratory infection

Differential Diagnoses