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54 Possible Causes for Increased Tactile Fremitus

  • Viral Lower Respiratory Infection

    Other signs are pleural rub, reduced chest expansion on the affected side, bronchial breathing and increased vocal resonance /vocal and tactile fremitus.[medrevise.co.uk]

  • Obstructive Atelectasis

    Tactile fremitus increases in intensity whenever the density of lung tissue increases, such as in consolidation or fibrosis, and will decrease when a lung space is occupied[allnurses.com] […] decreased on the affected side tactile fremitus decreased or absent over the involved area with a large collapse, the trachea may deviate or shift toward the affected side[rnceus.com] The causes of abnormal tactile fremitus include: Increased: Pneumonia Lung tumor or mass Pulmonary fibrosis Atelectasis Decreased Unilateral Bronchial obstruction with mucus[allnurses.com]

  • Pulmonary Consolidation

    The intensity of vibration of the chest wall while a patient is speaking (known as tactile fremitus) will be increased in areas of consolidation, while percussion of the intercostal[symptoma.com] Tactile vocal fremitus is increased over areas of consolidation and decreased or absent over areas of effusion or collapse.[patient.info] Tactile Fremitus: Vibration on lungs when you have patient say "ninety-nine" Increased fremitus is found with pulmonary consolidation in pneumonia.[kumc.edu]

  • Bacterial Pneumonia

    fremitus - Consolidation would increase the transmission of vocal vibrations and manifest as increased tactile fremitus. ( ) dullness to percussion CXR: patchy, segmental[smartypance.com] Patients with pneumonia will have physical exam finding of ( ) egophony - Transmission of vocal sounds through consolidation leads to the changes heard with egophony. ( ) tactile[smartypance.com]

  • Lung Abscess

    (right over the abscess) increased tactile & vocal fremitus, crackles & rhonchi, dull percussion note, bronchial breath sounds, diminished breath sounds what are the results[quizlet.com]

  • Compression Atelectasis

    […] decreased on the affected side tactile fremitus decreased or absent over the involved area with a large collapse, the trachea may deviate or shift toward the affected side[rnceus.com] Assessment findings include: Inspection cough delayed chest expansion on the affected side increased respiratory rate increased pulse possible cyanosis Palpation chest expansion[rnceus.com]

  • Pulmonary Disorder

    Palpation includes tactile fremitus (vibration of the chest wall felt while a patient is speaking); it is decreased in pleural effusion and pneumothorax and increased in pulmonary[msdmanuals.com]

  • Aspiration Pneumonia

    Increased vibration of the chest when speaking, known as tactile fremitus, and increased volume of whispered speech during auscultation can also indicate fluid. [14] When[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Amebic Lung Abscess

    Abstract Amebic lung abscess with concurrent lung cancer, but without either a liver abscess or amebic colitis, is extremely uncommon. Here, we report a 70-year-old man presenting with pulmonary amebiasis and coexisting lung adenocarcinoma. During his first-time hospitalization, the diagnosis of lung amebiasis was[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pulmonary Fungal Infection

    Pulmonary fungal infection manifests as bronchitis or pneumonia and may disseminate to other organs as well. Opportunistic fungal organisms pose a threat to individuals with weakened immune systems. Respiratory infections are attributed to a wide range of pathogens, of which fungi are responsible for a minority of[…][symptoma.com]

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