rusty sputum


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rust·y spu·tum

a reddish brown, blood-stained expectoration characteristic of lobar pneumonococcal pneumonia.

rusty sputum

[rus′tē]
Etymology: AS, rust + L, sputum, spittle
sputum that is reddish, indicative of blood or certain bacteria, such as pneumococcal bacteria, in pneumonia.
A descriptive term for the sputum produced in pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Klebsiella pneumoniae; it is composed of bacteria, haemorrhage, mucus, and sloughed necrotic lung tissue

rusty sputum

A descriptor for the sputum produced in pneumonia caused by S pneumoniae and K pneumoniae; which is composed of bacteria, hemorrhage, mucus, sloughed necrotic lung tissue

rust·y spu·tum

(rŭs'tē spyū'tŭm)
A reddish-brown, blood-stained expectoration characteristic of pneumonococcal lobar pneumonia.

rust·y spu·tum

(rŭs'tē spyū'tŭm)
Reddish brown, blood-stained expectoration characteristic of lobar pneumonococcal pneumonia.