coarse crackles


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A loud and low-pitched, discontinuous, ‘explosive’ crackling sound heard in patients with pneumonia, atelectasis, pulmonary fibrosis, acute bronchitis, bronchiectasis, or pulmonary oedema secondary to left-sided congestive heart failure

coarse crackles

Louder, rather long, low-pitched lung sounds. Coarse inspiratory and expiratory crackles indicate excessive airway secretion.
See also: crackle
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Coarse crackles are found in >90% of the patients followed by cyanosis, edema & hepatomegaly in about 50% of the patients whereas in the study of Sharma R et.
On examination, patient had tachycardia (pulse 100/minute), hypertensive (BP 170/100 mmHg) and respiratory examination revealed bilateral coarse crackles in lower lung fields.