Velcro-like crackles

Velcro™-like crackles

A popular term for dry or fine crackles—fancifully likened to the sound of a Velcro closure being opened—which are heard posterolaterally at the lung bases and associated with interstitial lung disease.

Velcro-like crackles

Pulmonology A popular term for dry or fine crackles–fancifully likened to the sound of a Velcro closure being opened–heard posterolaterally at the lung bases and associated with interstitial lung disease
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One of the key signs of pulmonary fibrosis is inspiratory Velcro-like crackles, which is reported in 90% of patients.