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2 Possible Causes for Stringy Sputum

  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia

    Streptococcus pneumoniae is a frequent cause of community acquired pneumonia (CAP), with the largest burden of disease attributed to non-bacteremic pneumonia. Due to the high persistent burden of disease, pneumococcal pneumonia, particularly non-bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia, continues to be a major public[…][]

  • Gram-Negative Pneumonia

    Bloody gelatinous sputum (Currant-Jelly) Klebsiella pneumonia Pneumococcal pneumonia B. Stringy Mucoid Sputum (may also apear frothy) Follows asthma exacerbation C.[] Sputum Turbidity A. Frothy sputum (Air bubbles, Hemoglobin) Pulmonary edema B. Foamy, clear material Saliva Nasal secretions IV. Sputum Viscosity A.[]

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