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235 Possible Causes for Accessory Muscle Breathing

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    Respiratory compromise manifests as tachypnea, tachycardia, and the use of accessory muscles of respiration.[] Diminished breath sounds in association with pallor and cyanosis may indicate impending respiratory failure. Paroxysms of coughing may produce conjunctival hemorrhages.[]

  • Botulism

    Without treatment, death results from airway obstruction (paralysis of pharyngeal and upper airway muscles) and respiratory failure (paralysis of diaphragm and accessory breathing[] The diaphragm as well as other accessory breathing muscles may be affected which could lead to respiratory complications and possibly death.[] muscles).[]

  • Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia

    muscle use for breathing Cyanosis (with acute illness) Dullness on percussion (with consolidation) Crackles Decreased breath sounds Intercostal retractions (children) Diagnostic[] […] discomfort Chills Weight loss Assessment-Physical Findings Low-grade, intermittent fever Tachypnea Cough, nonproductive or productive, with scant amounts of white or clear sputum Accessory[]

  • Upper Airway Obstruction

    He was sitting forward in a tripod position, tachypneic and had accessory muscle involvement for breathing.[] Increased work of breathing as evidenced by suprasternal, intercostal, and subcostal retraction along with an increased use of accessory muscles of respiration.[] Increasing work of breathing.[]

  • Asthma

    Individuals often require accessory muscles to breathe, and breath sounds can be diminished.[] Typically, accessory muscles of respiration are used.[] In children, also look for supraclavicular and intercostal retractions and nasal flaring, as well as abdominal breathing. The heart rate is 100-120 bpm.[]

  • Laryngeal Obstruction

    […] resisted inspiration, which promotes deeper inhalation with a reduction of accessory respiratory muscle activation, 7 and pursed lip breathing (exhaling through pursed lips[] Increased work of breathing as evidenced by suprasternal, intercostal, and subcostal retraction along with an increased use of accessory muscles of respiration.[] , appropriate recruitment of accessory respiratory muscles, and relaxation of the larynx.[]

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Increased work of breathing and using of accessory muscles may ultimately result in fatigue and respiratory failure.[]

  • Bacterial Pneumonia

    Physical exam : On physical exam, breathing may be labored, using accessory muscles in the neck, chest and abdomen.[] […] respiratory muscles Tachycardia ( 100 bpm) or bradycardia ( 60 bpm) Central cyanosis Altered mental status Physical findings may include the following: Adventitious breath[] In severe pneumonia, the individual may exhibit a respiratory rate above 30 breaths per minute.[]

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    , and use of accessory muscles.[] Progressive or more serious symptoms may include respiratory distress, tachypnea, cyanosis , use of accessory respiratory muscles, peripheral edema , hyperinflation, chronic[] […] may be assisted by pursed lips and use of accessory respiratory muscles; patients may adopt the tripod sitting position The chest may be hyperresonant, and wheezing may be[]

  • Aspiration Pneumonia

    Accessory muscles then move the food into the esophagus with a peristaltic wave.[] In seconds, the larynx closes involuntarily and breathing is ceased temporarily.[]

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