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Cough, sputum, and fever 

Cough, sputum, and fever
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Cough, sputum, and fever
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10.1093/med/9780199202447.003.0005
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date: 18 October 2019

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The development of the combination of a cough, sputum production, and a fever usually implies pulmonary infection of some form. It may be a new infection in otherwise normal lungs, e.g. pneumonia, or the worsening of a chronic disease, e.g. bronchiectasis or COPD. The assessment of the patient follows the standard format....

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