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Respiratory symptoms and physical signs 

Respiratory symptoms and physical signs
Respiratory symptoms and physical signs

Huw Llewelyn

, Hock Aun Ang

, Keir Lewis

, and Anees Al-Abdullah

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date: 17 June 2018

Chest pain—sharp and aggravated by breathing or movement

Sudden breathlessness, onset over seconds

Acute breathlessness, wheeze ± cough

Chronic breathlessness

Frank haemoptysis (or sputum streaked with blood)

Cough with sputum

Persistent dry cough with no sputum


Some thoughts when examining the respiratory system

Appearance suggestive of blood gas disturbance...

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