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11 Possible Causes for Expectoration of Sputum with Plugs

  • Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

    expectoration of brown plugs/flecks delayed skin reactivity to fungal antigens Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is the result of hypersensitivity towards Aspergillus[radiopaedia.org] Expectoration of brownish black mucus plugs Delayed skin reaction to AspergillusAg (type III ) presence of 6 of 8 major criteria makes diagnosis almost certain; disease is[slideshare.net] […] eosinophilia immediate skin reactivity to Aspergillus antigen (elevated IgG and/or IgE against A.fumigatus ) increased serum IgE ( 1000 IU/ml) minor criteria fungal elements in sputum[radiopaedia.org]

  • Aspergillosis

    Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Jul;35(4):494-497. doi: 10.1111/pde.13528. Epub 2018 May 15. Kusari A 1, 2, 3 , Sprague J 1, 2, 3 , Eichenfield LF 1, 2, 3 , Matiz C 4 , Barrio VR 1, 2, 3 . Author information 1 Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA, USA. 2 Department of Dermatology,[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Invasive Aspergillosis

    Drug Des Devel Ther. 2018 Apr 30;12:1033-1044. doi: 10.2147/DDDT.S145545. eCollection 2018. Jenks JD # 1 , Salzer HJ # 2, 3 , Prattes J # 4, 5 , Krause R # 4, 5 , Buchheidt D # 6 , Hoenigl M # 1, 3, 7, 8 . Author information 1 Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA. 2 Division of[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis

    J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Oct;33(10):1034-40. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.05.003. Epub 2014 Jun 2. Collaborators (15) Bouza E , Cáliz B , Escribano P , Fernández-Cruz A , Gijón P , Guinea J , Muñoz P , Padilla B , Peláez T , Rodríguez C , Sanjurjo M , Valerio M , Martínez MC , Sánchez-Somolinos M , Vena A . Author[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Aspergillus Mycetoma

    Abstract This study presents the case of rapidly progressing pulmonary aspergillosis in a 47-year-old woman who had healed cavitations of pulmonary tuberculosis in the right upper lobe. She had been treated for pulmonary tuberculosis seven years prior to admission. The initial manifestations of the disease on[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Hyperventilation

    Sputum was expectorated every seven minutes and collected.[thorax.bmj.com] Sputum plugs were selected and mixed with a volume of 0.1% dithioreitol (Sputolysin Reagent, Calbiochem, San Diego, USA) four times the sputum weight, vortexed, and left to[thorax.bmj.com]

  • Chronic Hyperventilation

    Sputum was expectorated every seven minutes and collected.[thorax.bmj.com] Sputum plugs were selected and mixed with a volume of 0.1% dithioreitol (Sputolysin Reagent, Calbiochem, San Diego, USA) four times the sputum weight, vortexed, and left to[thorax.bmj.com]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    Patients have a chronic cough and expectorate copious quantities of sputum, frequently blood stained and containing mucous plugs 2,7 .[radiopaedia.org]

  • Broncholithiasis

    , expectoration of black mucus plugs, and a delayed skin reaction to the Aspergillus antigen that may not be evident during remission or in the fibrotic stage [ 7 ].[e-sciencecentral.org] […] fumigate -specific IgG and IgE antibodies in the serum, (8) lung infiltration on chest X-ray or CT scan and three minor criteria, namely the presence of Aspergillus hyphae in sputum[e-sciencecentral.org]

  • Mucoid Impaction of the Bronchus

    […] of golden brownish sputum plugs Positive sputum culture for Aspergillus species Late (Arthus type) skin reactivity to A. fumigatus Minimal essential criteria [19] Asthma[err.ersjournals.com] […] cultures demonstrating growth o f A. fumigatus Expectoration of brownish-black mucus plugs Type III skin reactions to A. fumigatus antigen Presence of 6 out of 8 criteria[posterng.netkey.at] […] fumigatus Peripheral blood eosinophilia Elevated serum IgE and IgG to A. fumigatus Central/proximal bronchiectasis with normal tapering of distal bronchi Minor criteria Expectoration[err.ersjournals.com]

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