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63 Possible Causes for Limited Chest Expansion

  • Asthma

    , Matthew P. Gray , Andrea K. Morrison , Michael N. Levas , Elizabeth A. Kessler , Garick D. Hill , Marc H. Gorelick , Jeffrey L. Jackson Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Dexamethasone has been proposed as an equivalent therapy to prednisone/prednisolone for acute asthma exacerbations in pediatric patients.[…][doi.org]

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    There has been renewal of interest in the use of prophylactic antibiotics to reduce the frequency of exacerbations and improve quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). To determine whether or not regular treatment of COPD patients with prophylactic antibiotics reduces exacerbations or[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Atelectasis

    Korean J Intern Med. 2012 Dec;27(4):463-6. doi: 10.3904/kjim.2012.27.4.463. Epub 2012 Nov 27. Author information 1 Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. Abstract Pseudomembranous necrotizing bronchial aspergillosis (PNBA) is a rare form of invasive aspergillosis with a very poor[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

    Clin Rheumatol. 2017 Jul;36(7):1545-1549. doi: 10.1007/s10067-017-3617-6. Epub 2017 Mar 31. Author information 1 Department of Rheumatology, Tel Aviv Medical Center, 6 Weizman St, 64239, Tel Aviv, Israel. uria@tlvmc.gov.il. 2 Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. uria@tlvmc.gov.il. 3 Department of[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Moraxella Catarrhalis

    Spine movement was not limited and chest expansion was not restricted. Routine laboratory evaluation was normal and HLA typing was positive for B27.[ard.bmj.com]

  • Gouty Arthritis

    Cardiopulmonary exam demonstrated normal S1 and S2, no murmurs, rubs or gallops, clear breath sounds and symmetric chest expansion.[the-rheumatologist.org] Musculoskeletal exam revealed warmth, erythema, tenderness, swelling and limited range of motion of both hands (dorsum, right third proximal interphalangeal joint, right first[the-rheumatologist.org]

  • Spondylitis

    Other symptoms depend on the disease stage, and may include: Stiffness and limited motion of the lumbar spine Pain and limited chest expansion caused by involvement of the[healthcentral.com] The rib cage also may fuse, which can limit normal chest expansion and make breathing more difficult.[arthritis.org] Inflammation and pain also can occur in the hips, shoulders, knees, ankles, toes and fingers, which may limit mobility.[arthritis.org]

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

    Diagnosis is based on common symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis, such as: Dramatic loss of motion of the lower back and spine Pain in the lower back Limited chest expansion[cancercarewny.com] Other symptoms depend on the disease stage, and may include: Stiffness and limited motion of the lumbar spine Pain and limited chest expansion caused by involvement of the[healthcentral.com]

  • Pleurisy

    With very large amounts of fluid accumulation, the expansion of the lungs can be limited, and shortness of breath can worsen.[medicinenet.com] The chest (thoracic) cavity represents both the front and back of the upper portion of the body.[medicinenet.com]

  • Hemothorax

    Patients may present with shallow breathing due to the respiratory response of the patient to the space limiting expansion of the blood in the pleura.[symptoma.com] […] lung expansion, and maximal pleurodesis rates.[doi.org] The region of the hemothorax in the chest may be devoid of breath sounds during auscultation and may be dull upon percussion.[symptoma.com]

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