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2,456 Possible Causes for Sputum

  • Acute Bronchitis

    […] yellow or green sputum is described with an acute cough.[] 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[] Sputum amount was classified as scanty ( 50 cc/day), and sputum color was classified as white, yellow, brown, or green.[]

  • Pharyngitis

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

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    A runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, cough, and sputum production are the hallmark symptoms of URIs.[]

  • 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.”[] Later, the cough can become severe and bring up phlegm (sputum). The skin may be warm and flushed, especially on the face.[] The faces wore a bluish cast; a cough brought up the blood-stained sputum. NARRATION: On the day that Vaughan arrived, 63 men died at Camp Devens.[]

  • Pneumonia

    The sputum is usually discolored and sometimes bloody.[] Additional testing (such as blood and sputum tests or chest CT ) can be helpful (though is not always necessary).[] Bacteria and fungi causing pneumonia can be identified by sputum culture.[]

  • Sinusitis

    Fever, headache, postnasal discharge of thick sputum, nasal congestion and an abnormal sense of smell.[] Her sputum samples had always been negative for P.a.[] Nasal swabs and transantral aspirations can give specific information about sinus infections. 4 Sputum samples are also quite useful, and it is typical that patients are infected[]

  • Tuberculosis

    Diagnosis is made based on history, chest radiography and positive blood/sputum cultures. [] Sputum examination and culture Sputum testing is the mainstay for diagnosis of pulmonary TB.[] Bacterial infections found in the lower respiratory tract produce brownish sputum.[]

  • Meningitis

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

  • 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.[] If pneumonia is suspected, a chest X-ray will be done and a sample of the sputum will be sent for culture.[] […] surgical procedures, including dental work, to help prevent endocarditis from developing from the shedding of bacteria into the bloodstream that occurs with these procedures. * sputum[]

  • 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.[] Cough was reported by all patients, 85 patients (73%) produced sputum, 61 patients (52%) had discolored sputum and 78 patients (67%) suffered from dyspnea.[] Yes Coughing up sputum or blood No Coughing up sputum or blood Are you coughing up blood? This means blood that is coming up from your chest or throat.[]

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