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2,621 Possible Causes for Sputum

  • Acute Bronchitis

    Clinical and inflammatory indices in induced sputum were measured on days 6, 8, and 11. The cough cleared spontaneously by day 11.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] 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] Sputum specimens were collected for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and culture of microorganisms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Influenza

    The sample types included nasopharyngeal swabs (n 677), expectorated deep cough sputum (n 32), induced sputum (n 17), and tracheal aspirates (n 23).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • Pneumonia

    A urinary antigen test and sputum culture were both negative for Legionella pneumophila; however, a sputum sample that was examined by loop-mediated isothermal amplification[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Nevertheless, follow-up sputum specimens from 10 (6.4% [10/156]) patients were colonized with colistin-resistant Acb isolates.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This was confirmed on sputum PCR. She was treated with a 3-week course of steroids and co-trimoxazole. She was discharged home after a 2-week admission.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

    We presented a 55-year-old male textile trader who was initially managed as sputum-negative pulmonary tuberculosis before histology report.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] They were all older patients (79, 74 and 66 years old) and we failed to find any evidence of viral, bacterial or fungus infections either before or after BAL in blood, sputum[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The cough is mostly nonproductive and dry, although some patients experience nonpurulent sputum production, possibly related to traction bronchiectasis in advanced IPF or[err.ersjournals.com]

  • Adrenal Insufficiency

    The perioperative phase was characterised by hypotension and sputum stasis due to muscle weakness, which caused two readmissions to the intensive care unit.[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]

  • Tuberculosis

    The diagnostic and therapeutic cascade for TB treatment was evaluated using Xpert in the first stage (S1), and sputum smear microscopy (SSM) in the second stage (S2).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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]

  • 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]

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