Symptoms and Physical findings of Pneumonia

In this article, we will discuss about various Symptoms and Physical findings of Pneumonia. So, let’s get started.

Symptoms and Physical findings

Fever

Sweats

Chills

Productive cough (with mucoid or purulent sputum), non-productive cough or dry cough

Hemoptysis

Rarely, pleuritic chest pain

Severely ill patients may show signs of septic shock and evidence of organ failure

Other symptoms include

Headache

Myalgia

Nausea

Vomiting

Fatigue

Sore throat

Diarrhea

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.

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