What is the Differential Diagnosis Based on the Red Flags?

  1. CP Worse with physical exertion
    Myocardial Infarction (MI)
  2. CP Worse with deep breaths
    Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
  3. CP Radiation to the back
    Aortic Dissection
  4. CP Recent trauma
    Pneumothorax (PTX)
  5. CP Shortness of Breath
    MI, PE, PTX
  6. CP Diaphoresis, Nausea, Vomiting
    Myocardial Infarction (MI)
  7. CP Pleuritic pain
    PE, PTX
  8. CP + Calf Pain
    Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) causing PE
  9. SOB + Productive cough
    Pneumonia (PNA)
  10. SOB + Orthopnea/ Dyspnea on Exertion
    Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  11. SOB + Bilateral leg swelling
    Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  12. SOB + Hemoptysis
    Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
  13. SOB + Unilateral leg swelling
    DVT causing a PE
  14. SOB + Wheezing
    Asthma
  15. SOB + Hx of tobacco abuse
    COPD
  16. SOB + Chest Pain
    MI, PE, PNA
  17. RLQ Pain
    Appendicitis
  18. RUQ Pain
    Cholecystitis
  19. LLQ Pain
    Diverticulitis
  20. LUQ Pain
    Pancreatitis
  21. Abd Pain + Fever
    Appendicitis, Cholecystitis, Diverticulitis
  22. Abd Pain + Blood in vomit or stool
    GI Bleed
  23. Abd Pain + Melena
    GI Bleed
  24. Abd Pain + Dizziness
    GI Bleed, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  25. Female Suprapubic Pain
    Ovarian Torsion
  26. Female Fever, RLQ Pain
    Appendicitis
  27. Weakness/Numbness in lower
    extremities
  28. Spinal cord injury
  29. Low Back Pain + Numbness of the groin
    Spinal cord injury or Cauda Equina
  30. Low Back Pain + Loss of bowel or bladder control
    Spinal cord injury or Cauda Equina
  31. Low Back Pain + History of IVDA
    Spinal Abscess
  32. Low Back Pain + Fever
    Spinal Abscess
  33. Low Back Pain + Abdominal Pain
    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  34. Dizziness/Headache + Weakness/Numbness/Tingling
    Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA), SAH
  35. Dizziness/Headache + Changes in speech or vision
    CVA, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)
  36. Dizziness/Headache + Difficulty with balance
    CVA, SAH
  37. Dizziness/Headache + Fever
    Meningitis
  38. Dizziness/Headache + Neck Pain
    Meningitis
  39. Dizziness/Headache + Altered Mental Status
    Meningitis, CVA, SAH
  40. Worst headache of life/ Thunderclap onset
    Hemorrhagic CVA, SAH
  41. Dizziness/Headache + Syncope or Seizure
    CVA, SAH
  42. Syncope + Tongue bite wound
    Seizure (Sz)
  43. Syncope + Numbness/Weakness/Tingling
    Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)
  44. Syncope + Changes in speech or vision
    Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)
  45. Syncope + Chest Pain
    Myocardial Infarction (MI)
  46. Syncope + Shortness of Breath
    Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
  47. Syncope + Palpitations
    Arrhythmia
  48. AMS + Fever
    Sepsis
  49. AMS + Numbness/Weakness/Tingling
    Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)
  50. AMS + Changes in speech or vision
    Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)
  51. AMS + Headache
    Hemorrhagic CVA
  52. AMS + Hx of depression or drug abuse
    Drug Overdose
  53. AMS + Hx of Diabetes
    Hypoglycemia
  54. Trauma + Loss of Consciousness (LOS)
    Hemorrhagic CVA, Subdural Hematoma
  55. Trauma + Unilateral Numbness/Weakness/Tingling
    Hemorrhagic CVA, Subdural Hematoma
  56. Trauma + Bilateral Numbness/Weakness/Tingling
    Spinal cord injury
  57. Trauma + Neck pain or Back pain
    Spinal cord injury
  58. Trauma + Shortness of Breath or Chest Pain
    Pneumothorax (PTX), Cardiac Contusion
  59. Trauma + Abdominal Pain
    Splenic or Liver Laceration
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What is the Differential Diagnosis Based on the Red Flags?
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HPI + ROS
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