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658 Possible Causes for Sputum Production

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

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

  • Acute Bronchitis

    Acute bronchitis is an acute respiratory infection that is manifested by cough and, at times, sputum production that lasts for no more than 3 weeks.[] About 50% of individuals have a productive cough with either clear, yellow, greenish, or occasionally blood tinged sputum.[] production for more than three months for two years. [2] Pneumonia Presents with acute fever , cough and shortness of breath, although pulmonary infiltrate on chest x-ray[]

  • Pneumonia

    Pneumonia can first feel like a cold or the flu, but will often result in symptoms like a high fever, shaking, chills, and a cough with increased sputum production.[] Atypical pneumonia : This describes a type of pneumonia that tends to be milder, with little or no sputum production; the chest x-ray may show areas of fluid in the lungs[] Symptoms of pneumonia may include cough with sputum production, fever , sharp chest pain on inspiration (breathing in), and shortness of breath.[]

  • Viral Lower Respiratory Infection

    production, nasal congestion, sore throat, and/or hoarseness.[] production, dyspnoea, wheeze or chest discomfort/pain) and no alternative explanation (e.g. sinusitis or asthma).[] production, dyspnea, fever ( 38.0 C), auscultatory abnormal breath sounds and rales.[]

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

    The cough is mostly nonproductive and dry, although some patients experience nonpurulent sputum production, possibly related to traction bronchiectasis in advanced IPF or[]

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    production, or a history of wheezing.[] Cough and sputum production (symptoms of bronchitis) are common in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).[] production, with thinner viscosity and lighter color, and alleviated clinical signs of infection).[]

  • Bronchiectasis

    Main symptoms were: wheezing (95%), cough (92%), dysponea (92%) and sputum production (72%).[] Sputum production, exacerbations and age, but not lung function, were independent predictors of cough frequency.[] In non-CF bronchiectasis chronic infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa is common and favored by the persistent local inflammation and viscid sputum production.[]

  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia

    production, and dyspnea.[] Cough, fever, chest pain, sputum production 3. Sputum becomes rust colored from blood 4.[] Causes and symptoms Symptoms of bacterial pneumonia include a cough , sputum (mucus) production that may be puslike or bloody, shaking and chills, fever , and chest pain .[]

  • Mycoplasma Pneumonia

    The infection caused by this bacterium is called atypical pneumonia because of its protracted course and lack of sputum production and wealth of extrapulmonary symptoms.[] […] general Strict aerobe that lacks a true cell wall, 0.2 - 0.8 μm and among the smallest free living bacterias Formerly called atypical pneumonia (atypical due to moderate sputum[] The infection is called atypical pneumonia because of its protracted course and lack of sputum production and wealth of extra-pulmonary symptoms.[]

  • Cor Pulmonale

    production.[] Teach the patient and family the signs and symptoms of infection, such as increased sputum production, change in sputum color, increased coughing or wheezing, chest pain,[] Cor pulmonale Step 1 1 questions Cor pulmonale Step 2 1 questions Preview A 52-year-old Caucasian man comes to the office due to 3 days of progressive dyspnea and purulent sputum[]

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