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92 Possible Causes for Purulent Sputum, Thick Sputum

  • Acute Bronchitis

    sputum and chest congestion Treatment of AECB may include: cough suppressants: These may be used to reduce the severe coughing that can occur with AECB.[medbroadcast.com] 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] 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[pulmccm.org]

  • Pneumonia

    As the infection develops in the lung, high fever is apparent along with chills and a cough that produces thick sputum.[medicinenet.com] sputum which may be blood-stained or rust-coloured, breathlessness, fever, malaise.[patient.info] For example, people with certain types of bacterial pneumonia may cough up a lot of thick, dark red sputum while those with viral pneumonia may not cough up anything at all[health.harvard.edu]

  • Bronchiectasis

    These include: Antibiotics to treat infections Bronchodilators to open up airways Expectorants to help loosen and cough up thick sputum Surgery to remove ( resect ) the lung[medlineplus.gov] A 70-year-old woman presented with shortness of breath and increased production of purulent sputum.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms of Bronchiectasis A persistent cough that produces large amounts of thick sputum that may be foul-smelling, brown, gray, green or possibly flecked with blood.[healthcommunities.com]

  • Lung Abscess

    •Loose cough, bloody or thick, yellow tenacious sputum, raises much mucus. •Breathing difficult worse lying on left side.[drthindhomeopathy.com] 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]

  • Bacterial Tracheitis

    Cough is usually productive with purulent sputum. [1,2,3] Hoarseness Due to the mild inflammation in the vocal apparatus, an impairment in the ability to produce voice can[explainmedicine.com] During coughing the sputum with purulence is common. Often, there is respiratory failure and shortness of breath.[euromd.com]

  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

    Respiratory involvement may cause a cough productive of a thick purulent sputum.[patient.info] Clinical Presentation Typical prodromal symptoms are as follows: • Cough productive of a thick purulent sputum • Headache • Malaise • Arthralgia 22.[slideshare.net] Respiratory involvement may cause a cough productive of a thick purulent sputum.[patient.info]

  • Aspergillosis

    In those without CF, either recurrent chest infections that don’t clear properly with antibiotics or production of very thick sputum, blocking breathing is common.[aspergillus.org.uk] sputum occasionally tinged with blood and flecks of white or brownish mycelium (fungus material).[britannica.com] Characteristic symptoms of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, seen especially in patients with chronic pulmonary diseases, include a chronic productive cough and purulent[britannica.com]

  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

    Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is used to support patients with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) both during acute illness and during lung lavage therapies. We report the challenges encountered while providing ECLS for respiratory failure to a 12-year-old girl with PAP who had previously received ECLS as a[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hemoptysis

    In addition to hemoptysis, patients with bronchiectasis often have a severe cough and chronic purulent sputum (thick, opaque, yellowish white discharge).[healthcommunities.com] Of course, the purulent nature of the sputum is absent in this situation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In addition to hemoptysis, patients with bronchiectasis often have a severe cough and chronic purulent sputum (thick, opaque, yellowish white discharge).[healthcommunities.com]

  • Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

    Hypertonic saline (6 or7%) nebuliser for clearing thick sputum. Azithromycin for continuing irritable cough.[life-worldwide.org] sputum occasionally tinged with blood and flecks of white or brownish mycelium (fungus material).[britannica.com] sputum production (often containing brown mucus plugs ), as well as symptoms mirroring recurrent infection such as pleuritic chest pain and fever .[en.wikipedia.org]

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