sputum aeruginosum

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spu·tum aer·u·gi·no·'sum

a green expectoration seen occasionally in jaundice, due to staining of the sputum by bile pigments.
Synonym(s): green sputum
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spu·tum aer·u·gi·no·sum

(spyūtŭm ē-rū-ji-nōsŭm)
Green expectoration seen occasionally in jaundice, due to staining of sputum by bile pigments.
Synonym(s): green sputum.
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A 52-year-old female presented to the emergency department (ED) resuscitation unit with a 5-day history of progressive shortness of breath and productive cough of green sputum. She described some brief episodes of hot and cold spells but had no documented fever or rigors.
"Those who have severe trouble breathing, or start coughing green sputum, might have a lung infection and should go to the emergency department," he added.
SYMPTOMS Shortness of breath, a high temperature, a cough and yellow or green sputum and mucus.
The doctor said if one has a sustained fever for five days, expectorates thick, green sputum and the lymph nodes near the neck are swollen, it is a bacterial infection.
A bacterial infection usually causes yellow or green sputum, an allergic reaction normally produces colourless sputum, and fluid in the lungs may result in frothy, pink sputum.
The patient also had a cough and had recently begun producing thick, green sputum, but said she'd had no chest pain, fever, or lower extremity swelling.
Knowing she was asthmatic I opted to make her cough - she produced green sputum, indicating a chest infection - and looking at the drugs chart, there are several gaps where doses given have not been updated by previous nurses on duty.
A 74-year-old white woman with a history of congestive heart failure (CHF) and an ejection fraction of 40%, coronary artery disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is admitted with a 1-week history of increasing shortness of breath and a cough productive of green sputum. She is now short of breath at rest.
Signs: 37.4[degrees]C, bilateral basal crackles F 57 COPD (b) Yes (5/7) coryza, sore throat, thick green sputum. Signs: poor air entry and bilateral crackles M 65 Mild No (3/7) cough, upper hypertension respiratory symptoms.
Main symptoms are shortness of breath and a cough which results in yellow or green sputum. There may also be a fever and some pain in the chest.
This is true even in patients with green sputum, which, contrary to myth, is not evidence of bacterial infection.
The presence of yellow or green sputum may also suggest this diagnosis.