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2,584 Possible Causes for Sputum

  • Acute Bronchitis

    […] efficacy of oral anti-inflammatory or antibiotic treatment compared with placebo in the resolution of cough in patients with uncomplicated acute bronchitis and discoloured sputum[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] yellow or green sputum is described with an acute cough.[pulmccm.org] Cough features initially dry and nonproductive small amounts of viscid sputum are raised after a few hours or days sputum may be more abundant and mucoid or mucopurulent Symptoms[medbullets.com]

  • Pharyngitis

    A chest x-ray and multiple sputum cultures for acid-fast bacilli are typically part of the initial evaluation.[boundless.com] However, the difficult culture process for this slow-growing organism can take two to six weeks for blood or sputum culture.[boundless.com] The classic symptoms of active TB infection are a chronic cough with blood -tinged sputum, fever, night sweats, and weight loss.[boundless.com]

  • Pneumonia

    The sputum is usually discolored and sometimes bloody.[craighospital.org] Additional testing (such as blood and sputum tests or chest CT ) can be helpful (though is not always necessary).[health.harvard.edu] Samples of your sputum or blood also can be sent to a laboratory to identify the specific cause of your pneumonia.[drugs.com]

  • Sinusitis

    Fever, headache, postnasal discharge of thick sputum, nasal congestion and an abnormal sense of smell.[radiopaedia.org] Her sputum samples had always been negative for P.a.[mdpi.com] Then, P.a. was primarily detected in her sputum and additionally in nasal lavage, which since then persisted in both, her upper and lower airways.[mdpi.com]

  • Influenza

    The faces soon wear a bluish cast; a distressing cough brings up the blood stained sputum. In the morning the dead bodies are stacked about the morgue like cord wood.”[influenzaarchive.org] Symptoms include fever; chills; and yellow, green, or brown sputum (nasal discharge). Children are prone to ear infections like otitis media .[medbroadcast.com] Later, the cough can become severe and bring up phlegm (sputum). The skin may be warm and flushed, especially on the face.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    […] showed that the independent factors that contributed to the frequency of recurrent severe exacerbations were female sex (regression coefficient β 0.62, p .01), an episode of sputum[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, cough, and sputum production are the hallmark symptoms of URIs.[healthline.com]

  • Tuberculosis

    This study is aimed at determining the prevalence of rifampicin resistance in sputum specimens of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Yenagoa, Nigeria.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A cross-sectional study was conducted among 216 child contacts of index cases with sputum smear-positive TB over a 7 month period, from 1st August 2015 to 29th February 2016[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] As from the registers, 6,275 sputum smears were examined with 1,122 (18%) acid alcohol fast bacilli smear positive.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Meningitis

    ., saliva, sputum, or nasal mucus) of an infected person. This... Frequently Asked Questions about Meningitis What exactly is meningitis?[musa.org] Some are spread by direct or indirect contact with faecal material, others by respiratory secretions (saliva, sputum or nasal mucus) from an infected person.[dhhs.tas.gov.au] Bacterial meningitis is transmitted from mouth to mouth through saliva, spit, sputum, and mucus.[everydayhealth.com]

  • Viral Lower Respiratory Infection

    Available blood and sputum cultures were analysed. A total of 165 elderly persons (mean age, 82 /-6.8 years) were hospitalised with a lower respiratory tract infection.[lirias.kuleuven.be] Cough was reported by all patients, 85 patients (73%) produced sputum, 61 patients (52%) had discolored sputum and 78 patients (67%) suffered from dyspnea.[karger.com] 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]

  • Streptococcal Infection

    Making the diagnosis Depending on the type of infection, a diagnosis is made by testing blood, sputum * , or cerebrospinal fluid samples for signs of the bacteria.[humanillnesses.com] From a non-sterile site (throat, sputum, vagina, surgical wound, superficial skin lesion) II. Clinical signs of severity: A.[clinicaladvisor.com] If pneumonia is suspected, a chest X-ray will be done and a sample of the sputum will be sent for culture.[emedicinehealth.com]

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