In this article, we will discuss about various Symptoms and Physical findings of Pneumonia. So, let’s get started.
Symptoms and Physical findings
Productive cough (with mucoid or purulent sputum), non-productive cough or dry cough
Rarely, pleuritic chest pain
Severely ill patients may show signs of septic shock and evidence of organ failure
Other symptoms include
Physical findings include tachycardia, arterial gas desaturation, tachypnea, use of accessory muscle during respiration, increased or decreased vocal fremitus on palpation, percussion reveals dull note on the involved area, and auscultation reveals crackles, bronchial breath sound and pleural rub over the area involved.