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34 Possible Causes for Chronic Bronchitis, Clubbed Finger, Hilar Adenopathy

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    CFTR mutations do not increase the risk of COPD with chronic bronchitis.[] Subsequent changes include areas of infiltrate, atelectasis, and hilar adenopathy.[] Finger clubbing and changes in the bronchial circulation.[]

  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma

    Still other tumors may remain localized for long periods, producing chronic symptoms that are frequently misdiagnosed as asthma, cardiac disease, tuberculosis or chronic bronchitis[] § Hilar mass § Small or invisible lung nodule o High metastatic potential o Rapid growth o May be associated with § Hypoglycemia § Cushing's syndrome § Inappropriate secretion[] Finger clubbing (hypertrophic osteoarthropathy) can be found in all types of bronchogenic carcinoma.[]

  • Pneumoconiosis

    Radiographs revealed multiple bilateral pulmonary nodules associated with hilar and mediastinal adenopathy.[] Clubbing of fingers and crackles in lungs are noted in asbestosis. Pulmonary function tests reveal reduced lung capacity.[] Mineral dust small airways disease, pneumoconiosis (macules and nodules), and pathologic changes consistent with chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and interstitial fibrosis predominated[]

  • Silicosis

    In smokers, emphysema and chronic bronchitis should first be excluded as possible causes of dyspnea.[] adenopathy and, later, early massive fibrosis.[] Then, as the disease gets worse, it can cause weight loss, extreme tiredness, wheezing and sometimes swollen fingers ( finger clubbing ).[]

  • Pulmonary Lymphoma

    Steam inhalation with postural drainage is effective in bronchiectasis and in some cases of chronic bronchitis.[] Diagnostic criteria were: (1) histologically proven lymphomatous pulmonary involvement; (2) absence of mediastinal and/or hilar adenopathy on chest radiography; (3) absence[] […] or mediastinal adenopathy Most common manifestation Present in 90-99% Commonly multiple lymph node groups involved Anterior mediastinal and retrosternal nodes commonly involved[]

  • Bronchiectasis

    […] diffuse airways disease (chronic bronchitis, asthma, bronchiolitis obliterans § Immune deficiency states Imaging Findings • “Tramlines” or “honeycombing” represents dilated[] (In adults with HIV infection, adenopathy is common.) As expected, adenopathy is most common in the ipsilateral hilar region.[] fingers, fever, and anemia in more advanced cases Prevention of Bronchiectasis Be sure children have been properly vaccinated against childhood diseases.[]

  • Lymphocytic Interstitial Pneumonia

    Long term domiciliary oxygen therapy in chronic hypoxic cor pulmonale complicating chronic bronchitis and emphysema.[] It must be distinguished from pulmonary tuberculosis and bilateral hilar adenopathy (See Figure 6.2.D.4).[] […] and toes (clubbing), and breathing symptoms such as shortness of breath and wheezing.[]

  • Bronchial Adenocarcinoma

    This lesion may change the character of sound in chronic coughers to a “brassy” sound.[] § Hilar mass § Small or invisible lung nodule o High metastatic potential o Rapid growth o May be associated with § Hypoglycemia § Cushing's syndrome § Inappropriate secretion[] […] of fingers).[]

  • Sarcoidosis

    Bronchitis and Emphysema) Morbidity and Mortality (March 2013) Trends in Lung Cancer Morbidity and Mortality (November 2014) Trends in Pneumonia and Influenza Morbidity and[] adenopathy.[] Finger clubbing is rare, and when present alternative diagnoses should be considered—for example, malignancy; other forms of chronic lung disease, such as bronchiectasis or[]

  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis

    Ehrlich RI, White N, Norman R, Laubscher R, Steyn K, et al. (2004) Predictors of chronic bronchitis in South African adults. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8: 369–376.[] For example, they may present with hilar adenopathy or lower-lobe infiltrates. 5 Are there clinical prediction rules for tuberculosis?[] This may show: Clubbing of the fingers or toes (in people with advanced disease) Swollen or tender lymph nodes in the neck or other areas Fluid around a lung (pleural effusion[]

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