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194 Possible Causes for Pleural Rub

  • Pneumonia

    Signs: tachypnoea, bronchial breathing, crepitations, pleural rub, dullness with percussion.[]

  • 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.[]

  • Pleurisy

    On examination, restriction to rib movements and pleural rub may be present. Pleural rub may be heard on deep inspiration or around pericardium.[] On auscultation a loud pleural rub was heard at the left base together with bilateral basal crepitations.[] Diagnosis - Based on symptoms and hearing a pleural rub with a stethoscope. - Chest X-ray often reveals the underlying cause of the pleurisy. - Blood tests and sputum analysis[]

  • Viral Pleurisy

    It is the rubbing sound of the two pleural layers. Cough Loss of appetite.[] Doctors usually check for a sound caused by pleurisy, often described as a pleural "rub," by listening for the creaky, scratchy sound of the pleura rubbing together during[] Your doctor may hear what is known as a pleural rub — a squeaky rubbing sound in the chest. This is a classic sign of pleurisy.[]

  • Lobar Pneumonia

    A pleural rub and reduced expansion on the affected side may be present 5. Consolidation in lobar pneumonia mainly affect the alveolar air spaces.[] A pleural rub and reduced expansion on the affected side may be present 5 . Consolidation in lobar pneumonia mainly affect the alveolar air spaces.[] Breath sounds are often asymmetric with pleural rubs and egophony. Tales and bronchial breath sounds are also commonly heard on auscultation.[]

  • Pleural Effusion

    […] friction rub), dullness to conventional percussion was most accurate for diagnosing pleural effusion (summary positive likelihood ratio, 8.7; 95% confidence interval, 2.2[] The physician will listen to the chest with a stethoscope for signs of decreased breath sounds or a pleural friction rub--the sound of pleura rubbing together during respiration[] […] evaluated in the included studies (conventional percussion, auscultatory percussion, breath sounds, chest expansion, tactile vocal fremitus, vocal resonance, crackles, and pleural[]

  • Pulmonary Infarction

    In addition, a pulmonary infarction that affects the pleural lining of the lungs may produce a distinctive “pleural rubbing” sound that is audible with a stethoscope, a sound[] Pleuritic chest pain occurs in almost all the patients and is often accompanied by pleural rub.[] The symptoms of infarcts are generally spitting up of blood, coughing, fever, moderate difficulty in breathing, increased heartbeat, pleural rubbing, diminished breath sounds[]

  • Amebic Liver Abscess

    Finally, pleural rub and/or pericardial rub are heard in those with complications.[] Diaphragmatic irritation from abscess might refer pain to the right shoulder or result in cough or pleural rub.[]

  • Dressler Syndrome

    […] effusion Pericardial friction rub Effusions can be bloody and cause tamponade Also rales Shortness of breath Leukocytosis Imaging Findings Diagnosis can usually be made from[] Examination revealed signs of a pericardial friction rub and bilateral pleural effusions but no evidence of cardiac tamponade.[] Clinical Findings Symptoms typically appear 2-3 weeks following infarct/surgery–sometimes years May last for weeks or months Pleuritic chest pain (91%) Fever Pericardial and pleural[]

  • Radiation Pneumonitis

    . • Many patients have no abnormal chest findings,while others have crackles or a pleural rub over the area of irradiation. • Dullness to percussion from a small pleural effusion[]

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