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9 Possible Causes for Expectoration of Pink and Frothy Sputum

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  • Organophosphate Insecticide

    INTRODUCTION: Organophosphate (OP) insecticides inhibit both cholinesterase and pseudo-cholinesterase activities. The inhibition of acetylcholinesterase causes accumulation of acetylcholine at synapses, and overstimulation of neurotransmission occurs as a result of this accumulation. The mortality rate of OP poisoning[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    Diagnosis of CHF requires the simultaneous presence of at least 2 major criteria or 1 major criterion in conjunction with 2 minor criteria. Major criteria: · Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea · Neck vein distention · Rales · Radiographic cardiomegaly (increasing heart size on chest radiography) · Acute pulmonary edema[…][web.archive.org]

  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

    Abstract A unique case of HAPE precipitating diabetic ketoacidosis in a previously undiagnosed Type 2 diabetic is reported. A 39-year-old male, previously well, was admitted at a hospital situated at a height of 3500 m with complaints of increasing breathlessness on effort, cough, and fever of short duration, 5 days[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Aspiration Pneumonia

    Abstract Staphylococcus aureus produces various virulence factors. The catalase enzyme, in particular, is considered to be involved in oxidative stress resistance, and catalase activity is an important criterion for differentiating staphylococci from streptococci. In this report, we describe the catalase-negative S.[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Exposure to Nerve Gas

    Abstract This report describes the rescue activities and the exposure of rescue and hospital personnel from the first unexpected nerve gas terrorist attack using sarin (isopropyl methylphophonofluoridate) in the city of Matsumoto at midnight on June 27, 1994. The details of the emergency activities in the[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Abstract Severe adenovirus infection in children can manifest with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and respiratory failure, leading to the need for prolonged mechanical support in the form of either mechanical ventilation or extracorporeal life support. Early extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pulmonary Edema

    The sudden development of acute (flash) pulmonary edema may be an indication for coronary angiography and revascularization. However, the prevalence of coronary artery disease in these patients and the outcome after revascularization are not known. We evaluated 46 patients with an initial presentation of flash[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Inhalation Burn

    Abstract We report a rare case of long segmental laryngotracheal stenosis following inhalation burn injury. The patient presented 2 months after his injury with progressive stridor and dyspnea necessitating tracheostomy. A computed tomographic scan of the neck revealed stenosis extending from the vocal cords[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Opiate

    One hour later, severe shortness of breath developed and the patient began to expectorate copious amount of pink frothy sputum.[web.archive.org]

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