Paediatric-History taking & Physical examination of Bronchiectasis

Paediatric-History taking & Physical examination of BronchiectasisCreated OnApril 24, 2020Last Updated OnApril 24, 2020byadmin You are here: Main Clinical Examination Paediatric-History taking & Physical examination of Bronchiectasis < All Topics Table of Contents Clinical features: Chronic cough (>4 weeks) – wet or productive cough Purulent sputum Haemoptysis Acute exacerbation Fever Pleuritic chest pain Dyspnoea History taking: Ask about failure to thrive – cystic fibrosis Ask about steatorhea – cystic fibrosis Ask about history of choking – foreign body or chronic aspiration Ask about recurrent pneumonia Ask about past medical history Sinopulmonary disease – cystic fibrosis, primary ciliary dyskinesia, immunodeficiency Neurologic disease / swallow dysfunction Congenital anomalies – VACTERL Family history – cystic fibrosis Travel history Environmental history Physical examination: General examination: Clubbing Cyanosis Failure to thrive – cystic fibrosis and immunodeficiency syndrome Congenital anomalies (congenital heart disease/VACTERL anomalies) Respiratory examination: Chest wall deformity – increase anterior to posterior diameter in obstructive lung disease Crackles or coarse ronchi Wheezing Taken from Doctrina Perpetua guides on Paediatric

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