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305 Possible Causes for Increased Breath Sounds

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    Wheezing or an actual lack of breath sounds may be noted. Respiratory failure and death may result.[] A deepening cough, increased respiratory rate, and restlessness follow. Retractions of the chest wall, nasal flaring, and grunting are prominent findings.[]

  • Pulmonary Consolidation

    […] on the side with consolidation Percussion is dull in affected area Breath sounds are bronchial Possible medium, late, or pan-inspiratory crackles Vocal resonance is increased[] Hyperresonant No Away from lesion (increased pressure pushes mediastinum to opposite side) breath sounds Emphysema Hyperresonant Reduced -- breath sounds wheezing Asthma[] Increased of high frequency sound, i.e. bronchial breathing, is well recognized in pulmonary consolidation.[]

  • Transitory Tachypnea of the Newborn

    Physical Exam Examination may reveal: tachycardia tachypnea increased work of breathing (abdominal retractions and nasal flaring) good air entry, but diffuse transmitted sounds[]

  • Bacterial Pneumonia

    Signs: Increased breathing frequency (tachypnea) and heart rate (tachycardia) Paleness, excessive sweating , clammy skin Crackling sounds, decreased breathing sounds or wheezing[] Rhonchi develops due to airway obstruction, increased secretions, and bronchospasms.[] Late symptoms (after few days) include sharp, stabbing chest pain triggered by deep breathing (due to pleurisy ) and persistent dry cough and fatigue that slowly wear off.[]

  • Asthma

    Individuals often require accessory muscles to breathe, and breath sounds can be diminished.[] In an asthma exacerbation, the respiratory rate increases, the heart rate increases, and the work of respiration increases.[]

  • Pulmonary Fibrosis

    Although the majority of patients with Mycobacterium tuberculosis have pulmonary involvement, some cases have pleural involvement as extra-pulmonary sites of infection. We herein report a case of upper lobe-predominant pulmonary fibrosis that developed in a 47-year-old male with a history of bilateral tuberculous[…][]

  • Viral Lower Respiratory Infection

    An assessment of breathing effort, color, activity, abnormal breath sounds (eg, wheeze, stridor), and hydration status should also be done.[] It is important to identify an increased oxygen requirement in a child with CLD, and this should be considered as a sign of clinical deterioration.[]

  • Chest Trauma

    Increased breath sounds on the affected side I. False, dull percussion note on the affected side II.False, Mediastinal shift toward the unaffected side IV.[] Increased thoracic movements Signs and symptoms of diaphragmatic injury -PRESENCE OF BOWEL SOUNDS IN THE CHEST -Dyspnea and cough -Palpitation -Decreased thoracic movement[] -Dull percussion note -Decreased breath sounds -Respiratory distress -Nausea and vomiting -Abdominal distention -Paradoxic movement upper abdominal quadrants (On inspiration[]

  • Patulous Eustachian Tube

    Common symptoms included voice autophony (93%), breath autophony (92%), aural fullness (57%), pulsatile tinnitus (17%), and crackling or rumbling sounds (14%).[] Increased breathing rate, such as that brought on by physical activity, would cause more air to be pushed onto the eardrum more frequently, which can become quite loud and[] Symptoms increased in frequency and duration with time (65%), were exacerbated with exercise (27%), and improved with placing the head in a dependent position (65%), sniffing[]

  • Appendicitis

    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 bowel sounds[]

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