coarse crackle

coarse crackle

Etymology: ME, cors, common, krakelen
an abnormal inspiratory breathing sound caused by air moving through an excessive amount of fluid in an airway, as in pulmonary edema.
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On physical examination her weight was 8 kg (<3rd percentile), height was 78 cm (10th percentile), she was tachypneic, tachycardic, and she had stridor, suprasternal retractions and coarse crackles over both hemithorax.
Auscultation of the lungs revealed bilateral coarse crackles, while the rest of the physical examination was unremarkable.
5[degrees]C and with inspiratory coarse crackles at the base of the right lung.