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267 Possible Causes for Purulent Sputum

  • Acute Bronchitis

    A 40-year-old man with no underlying lung disease has a 7-day history of cough that is now productive of purulent sputum and mild shortness of breath with exertion.[doi.org] 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[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pneumonia

    sputum which may be blood-stained or rust-coloured, breathlessness, fever, malaise.[patient.info] Anthonisen defined type 1 exacerbations on the basis of three major symptoms: increased dyspnoea, sputum volume and sputum purulence.[doi.org] CAP results in about 100,000 hospital admissions each year in England. [ 6 ] Most episodes occur during the autumn or winter. [ 7 ] Presentation Symptoms: cough, purulent[patient.info]

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    Clinically significant amounts of purulent sputum may suggest bronchitis or pneumonia.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Viral Lower Respiratory Infection

    Purulent sputum is usually the best way to do this. Investigations You're basically trying to see how bad the pneumonia is.[medrevise.co.uk]

  • Influenza

    […] of sputum, or a combination.[doi.org] […] when immunity may not yet have developed, but adverse effects may have occurred Primary outcomes Exacerbations of COPD, defined as an increase in breathlessness, volume or purulence[doi.org]

  • Sinusitis

    Effects of doxycycline in patients with acute cough and purulent sputum: a double blind placebo controlled trial .Br J Gen Pract. 1994 ;44: 400 - 4 Google Scholar Medline[doi.org]

  • Bronchiectasis

    CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION: A 70-year-old woman presented with shortness of breath and increased production of purulent sputum.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] sputum production, and airway dilation that characterize this disease.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] complication after pulmonary infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis , diverse disease processes and mechanisms have been demonstrated to result in the chronic cough, purulent[doi.org]

  • 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[slideshare.net] sputum (lots!!)[mydentistryjourney.wordpress.com] The patient will then cough up purulent sputum. LA may empty into the interpleural space, thus causing an empyema that is associated with dyspnea and chest pain.[symptoma.com]

  • Pseudomonas Pneumonia

    He is stable but still has copious purulent sputum production and his sputum samples remain positive for Pseudomonas.[pulmonaryroundtable.blogspot.com] sputum In non-intubated patients confirmed microbiological diagnosis of P. aeruginosa serotype O11 HAP by endotracheal aspirate (ETA) and modified clinical pulmonary infection[clinicaltrials.gov] Clinical manifestations are cough, purulent sputum, dyspnea, fever, confusion, and systemic toxicity. Chest radiograph usually shows multifocal airspace disease.[ispub.com]

  • Bacterial Pneumonia

    ., the presence of purulent sputum or suspected presence of bacterial pathogens in clinical specimens.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Respiratory tract irritation Cough of Purulent sputum Hemoptysis 3.[quizlet.com] Of course, the purulent nature of the sputum is absent in this situation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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