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463 Possible Causes for Decreased Breath Sounds

  • Streptococcal Infection

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

  • Acute Bronchitis

    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.[] Ways to treat, prevent, and decrease the risk of getting bronchitis are discussed. Bronchitis Menu No doubt you've had your share of colds .[]

  • Pneumonia

    Crackles or decreased breath sounds were defined as the diagnostic test findings used to classify pneumonia in patients by auscultation.[] Physical examination revealed tachycardia, tachypnea, hypoxia and decreased breath sounds with fine crackles bilaterally.[] Harsh breath sounds from the larger airways that are transmitted through the inflamed lung are termed bronchial breathing and are heard on auscultation with a stethoscope.[]

  • Appendicitis

    […] bowel sounds.[] Other indications of peritonitis include increasing abdominal distension, acute abdomen, tachycardia, rapid and shallow breathing, and restlessness.[] Appendicitis is characterized by vomiting, a low-grade fever of 99 to 102 F, an elevated white blood cell count, rebound tenderness, a rigid abdomen, and decreased or absent[]

  • Pleural Effusion

    Patient was in mild distress and had decreased breath sounds over right lung fields about halfway up with dullness to percussion.[] Physical exam is notable for a woman with increased work of breathing and decreased breath sounds over the right lower lobe.[] 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[]

  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

    A physical examination may reveal a barrel-shaped chest, wheezing, or decreased breath sounds.[] breath sounds.[] […] other symptoms of COPD Symptoms of liver failure Loss of weight without trying Wheezing Exams and Tests A physical examination may reveal a barrel-shaped chest, wheezing, or decreased[]

  • Avian Influenza

    INTRODUCTION: Human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus was first reported on March, 2013 in the Yangtze River Delta region of China. The majority of human cases were detected in mainland China; other regions out of mainland China reported imported human cases, including Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan (the[…][]

  • Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis

    Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is a rare systemic fibrosing disorder that primarily affects the skin and the subcutaneous structures. Also, there are reports of involvement of deeper structures and organs in the human body, but the confirmation of systemic involvement is complicated by overlap of other[…][]

  • Primary Mediastinal Large B-Cell Lymphoma

    Abstract Patients with primary large B-cell lymphomas of the mediastinum (PMBL) who suffer early relapse have a low likelihood of achieving a prolonged second remission with conventional salvage therapy. Here we describe the case of a 33-year-old woman with PMBL refractory to 6 lines of therapy before undergoing[…][]

  • Small Cell Carcinoma of the Lung

    Abstract A case of macroscopic tumour embolism from an anaplastic small-cell carcinoma of the bronchus to the aortic bifurcation and the left main coronary artery is described. The emboli occluded both vessels and caused sudden death. To our knowledge, this is the first report of coronary embolism by this type[…][]

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