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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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.