Physical Findings of Pneumonia

In this article, we will discuss the Physical Findings of Pneumonia. So, let’s get started.

Physical Findings

  • 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.
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