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2 Possible Causes for Stringy Sputum

  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia

    BACKGROUND: Streptococcus pneumoniae is the leading cause of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). High global incidence of macrolide and penicillin resistance has been reported, whereas fluoroquinolone resistance is uncommon. Current guidelines for suspected CAP in patients with co-morbidity factors and recent[…][]

  • 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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