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
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currant jelly sputum

An endobronchial plug of blood, sputum, mucus, and debris, typical of untreated Klebsiella pneumoniae pneumonia
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

currant jelly sputum

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