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1,111 Possible Causes for Rales

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    Her breath sounds were positive for scattered wheezing with rales on the left. The rest of her exam was unremarkable. Figure 1. Her admitting chest radiograph.[healio.com] […] noted in cases of peritonsillar abscess, or it may denote epiglottitis Distorted speech (“mush mouth”): As if the mouth were filled Lower respiratory tract findings (eg, rales[emedicine.medscape.com] […] they exhibited systemic symptoms such as fever, or if they had physical examination findings suggesting specific lower respiratory tract pathophysiology such as wheezing or rales[pediatrics.aappublications.org]

  • Influenza

    Influenza infection increases the risk of ischemic stroke. Here, we represent a case of a 32year-old female who presented with acutely developed altered mental status after influenza A infection. The clinical manifestation and initial lesion on brain DWI mimicked top of basilar syndrome, but without an arterial[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pneumonia

    Physical exam: Rales and pulmonary changes such as dullness are often absent despite disease.[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Acute Bronchitis

    Improvements were most pronounced for 'coughing' and 'rales at auscultation'. Tolerability was similarly good in both groups.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Especially 'coughing', 'sputum' and 'rales at auscultation' improved under EPs-7630.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] There were also marked improvements in the individual symptoms, which are the components of BSS - cough, chest pain on coughing, sputum, rales/rhonchi and dyspnoea - in the[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Otitis Media

    Neck: Supple, no masses, 1cm palpable Right cervical lymph node, mobile nontender CV: RRR, no murmurs or gallops Lungs: CTAB, no wheezing, rhonchi, rales Abdomen: Soft, nontender[npstudent.com]

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

    , with positive 'rheumatoid' serology Clinical Aggressive–rapid onset of dyspnea, orthopnea, hemoptysis, cyanosis, clubbing of fingers and toes, pulmonary HTN, bibasilar rales[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Crackles (also called “rales”) sound like Velcro being pulled apart.[pulmonaryfibrosis.org]

  • Tuberculosis

    Symptoms suggestive of TB include [1] : Productive cough last longer than 3 weeks Weight Loss Fever Night sweats Fatigue Malaise Anorexia Rales could be heard in the lobes[physio-pedia.com] Patients with pulmonary TB may have the following: Abnormal breath sounds, especially over the upper lobes or involved areas Rales or bronchial breath signs, indicating lung[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Viral Lower Respiratory Infection

    […] less than 4,000/µL), and chill; (2) at least one of listed signs/symptoms of respiratory tract infection: cough, sputum, shortness of breath, lung auscultation abnormality (rale[journals.plos.org] […] pneumonia (CAP) was defined by a new infiltrate on chest X-ray together with cough, sputum production, dyspnea, fever ( 38.0 C), auscultatory abnormal breath sounds and rales[karger.com]

  • Bronchiectasis

    RA, SLE) irritable bowel disease immunodeficiency Presentation Symptoms chronic, productive cough purulent, yellow or green sputum hemoptysis Physical exam rales wheezes rhonchi[step2.medbullets.com]

  • Asbestosis

    Symptoms of asbestosis include: shortness of breath, dry cough, rales, crackles heard through a stethoscope, and fatigue.[levylaw.com] Asbestosis is diagnosed by a signature sound in the lungs, known as basal crackles or rales, and by X-ray images that show specific irregularities.[angeloslaw.com] References: [1] Clinical features Long latent period Non-specific findings Exertional dyspnea Dry cough productive cough Digital clubbing Bilateral fine, basal end-inspiratory rales[amboss.com]

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