In this article, we will discuss the Physical Findings of Pneumonia. So, let’s get started.
- Fever or hypothermia, tachycardia, and arterial gas desaturation
- An increased respiratory rate and use of accessory muscles of respiration
- Palpation reveals increased or decreased vocal fremitus (pleural effusion)
- Percussion reveals dull percussion note on the area involved
- Auscultation reveals crackles, bronchial breath sounds. A pleural rub may be heard over the area involved.