currant jelly sputum


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An endobronchial plug of blood, sputum, mucus, and debris—which has been fancifully likened to red currant jelly (US)/jam (UK)—typical of untreated Klebsiella pneumoniae pneumonia

currant jelly sputum

An endobronchial plug of blood, sputum, mucus, and debris, typical of untreated Klebsiella pneumoniae pneumonia

currant jelly sputum

Thick sputum mixed with clotted blood, typically seen in patients with pneumonia caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae.
See also: sputum