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73 Possible Causes for Purulent Sputum, Thick Sputum

  • 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[nlm.nih.gov] 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 Physical exam wheezes and crackles Imaging Chest CT indication imaging modality of choice for confirming the diagnosis findings airway dilation ("tram tracks" and[step2.medbullets.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]

  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

    We have previously reported that myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is the most common underlying disease in cases of secondary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP). Here, we present 3 MDS cases in which PAP developed during the course of Behçet's disease (BD). All patients carried trisomy 8 in the bone marrow.[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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] 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

    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] sputum which may be blood-stained or rust-coloured, breathlessness, fever, malaise.[patient.info] (thick or discolored mucus) Other common pneumonia symptoms include Chest pain Chills Fever Shortness of breath These symptoms may vary, however, depending on how extensive[merckmanuals.com]

  • Bacterial Pneumonia

    sputum or mucus.[md-health.com] ., 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]

  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

    Respiratory involvement may cause a cough productive of a thick purulent sputum.[patient.info] Respiratory involvement may cause a cough productive of a thick purulent sputum.[patient.info] Ocular symptoms: painful red eye, purulent conjunctivitis, photophobia, blepharitis.[patient.info]

  • Pseudomonas Pneumonia

    He presented with fevers, SOB and cough productive of thick purulent sputum and had a LUL infiltrate with sputum Cxs positive for MDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa.[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]

  • Bronchitis

    thickness (96% of the guaifenesin group vs. 54% of the placebo group; P .001).[aafp.org] Cystic fibrosis patients are known to produce abundant, purulent sputum consisting mainly of DNA and cellular debris.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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]

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