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559 Possible Causes for Decreased Breath Sounds

  • Streptococcal Infection

    In patients with empyema or pleural effusion, decreased breath sounds and dullness on percussion are observed.[]

  • Pharyngitis

    There may be signs of chest retraction and on auscultation of the chest there may be decreased breath sounds, wheezing, or prolonged inspiration or expiration.[] This may progress to inspiratory stridor and labored breathing.[]

  • Acute Bronchitis

    Upon physical examination, decreased breath sounds, wheezing, rhonchi and prolonged expiration will be evident.[] Diagnosis [ edit ] Mild peri hilar cuffing as seen in viral bronchitis A physical examination will often reveal decreased intensity of breath sounds, wheezing, rhonchi , and[] Symptoms include a frequent cough that produces mucus, fatigue, fever, and a wheezing sound when breathing.[]

  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

    A physical examination may reveal a barrel-shaped chest, wheezing, or decreased breath sounds.[] breath sounds.[] Hyperinflation results in barrel chest, increased percussion note, decreased breath sound intensity (see breath sound assessment video, below), and distant heart sounds.[]

  • Pleural Effusion

    Patient was in mild distress and had decreased breath sounds over right lung fields about halfway up with dullness to percussion.[] The physician will listen to the chest with a stethoscope for signs of decreased breath sounds or a pleural friction rub--the sound of pleura rubbing together during respiration[] breath sounds Decreased Vocal resonance Bronchial breathing or aegophony (bleating vocal resonance) over top of effusion, due to lung compression Differential diagnosis of[]

  • Campylobacter Jejuni

    A decrease in breath sounds in the right lung field, leukocytosis, elevated CRP level, and a right massive pleural effusion were observed.[] A 73-year-old female hemodialysis patient experienced fever, shortness of breath on effort, and chest discomfort.[]

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus

    Examination revealed oral thrush, decreased breath sounds and crackles on the right lower lung base.[]

  • Chylothorax

    breath sounds  Shifting dullness 11.  Congenital Chylothorax-Fluid initially clear but turns turbid with milk feeding 12.  The effusion may be unilateral, either right[] breath sounds at both lung bases.[] At the chest physical examination, dullness to percussion with decreased breath sound over the right lung base was noted.[]

  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome

    On physical exam, there is decreased breath sounds on pulmonary auscultation and spider nevi.[] Evaluation revealed a 15 pack-yr history of cigarette smoking, decreased breath sounds at the lung bases bilaterally, a room air oxygen saturation of 95%, and digital clubbing[]

  • Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia

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

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