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260 Possible Causes for Productive Cough, Purulent Sputum

  • Acute Bronchitis

    Of the 784 physicians who answered the questions on bronchitis, 662 preferred antibiotic therapy in acute bronchitis with purulent sputum (84.6%), 610 on uncertain diagnosis[] cough.[] GRACE, the largest trial yet testing antibiotics for acute bronchitis with purulent sputum in 2,060 adults and published in February 2013, showed amoxicillin did not reduce[]

  • Pneumonia

    sputum which may be blood-stained or rust-coloured, breathlessness, fever, malaise.[] She had started taking the TNFI, golimumab (50 mg/month), 3 years before and developed a productive cough 4 weeks before this admission.[] The most common symptoms of pneumonia include productive cough, fever, dyspnea and chest pain.[]

  • Lung Abscess

    The three diseases are clinically characterized by; 1- Fever (mild, moderate, high). 2- Toxemia (mild, moderate, severe). 3- Purulent sputum production (for short or long[] A 23 year old female with a past history of a lung abscess diagnosed at the age of 13 years presented with recurrent episodes of productive cough.[] Fourteen days after the accident, posttraumatic empyema thoracis and lung abscess developed with clinical presentations of fever, productive cough and right chest pain.[]

  • Pulmonary Actinomycosis

    It usually has an occult beginning but ultimately symptoms in the form of progressive weakness, low-grade fever, weight loss, cough with purulent sputum, breathlessness on[] We report the case of an HIV-seropositive patient with a two-week history of fever, a productive cough, and pleuritic chest pain.[] A 64-year-old male patient presented with a productive cough, bloody sputum, and weight loss.[]

  • Pneumonic Plague

    The production of bloody, watery or purulent sputum along with gastrointestinal symptoms may also occur.[] All the 12 cases, including the index patient, experienced sudden onset of fever, headache, and productive coughing with bloody sputum. Three of them died.[] Pneumonic plague results in a severe fulminant illness that develops with associated high fever, chills, headache, productive cough, chest pain, hemoptysis, extreme malaise[]

  • Legionnaires' Disease

    sputum and often chest pain and a localized infiltrate on chest X-ray .[] History of productive cough, involvement of both lungs, and high bacterial load were independently associated with culture of Legionella from lower respiratory samples.[] The cough at first is mild and only slightly productive. symptoms are often prominent with diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.[]

  • Bronchiectasis

    A 70-year-old woman presented with shortness of breath and increased production of purulent sputum.[] We present a rare complication of locally invasive XGP extending beyond the diaphragm to the lung to cause bronchiectasis in an adolescent girl with chronic productive cough[] Symptoms are chronic cough and purulent sputum expectoration; some patients may also have fever and dyspnea.[]

  • Aspiration Pneumonia

    It produces fever, leukocytosis, purulent sputum, and an infiltrate visible on a radiograph.[] A 44-year-old woman with a history of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease, a rare inherited neoplasia syndrome, presented acutely to hospital with a productive cough, symptoms[] Purulent sputum. Signs may include tachycardia, tachypnoea, decreased breath sounds and dullness to percussion over areas of consolidation, pleural friction rub.[]

  • Pseudomonas Pneumonia

    He is stable but still has copious purulent sputum production and his sputum samples remain positive for Pseudomonas.[] Decreased appetite General malaise Systemic inflammatory response Productive cough Increased sputum production that may have a yellow-green color. is thick and usually foul[] sputum In non-intubated patients confirmed microbiological diagnosis of P. aeruginosa serotype O11 HAP by endotracheal aspirate (ETA) and modified clinical pulmonary infection[]

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    Clinically significant amounts of purulent sputum may suggest bronchitis or pneumonia.[] Patients with dry or slightly productive cough associated with a history of URTI were recruited.[] Patients with chronic bronchitis should have their sputum cultured for bacteria initially and during exacerbations.[]

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