Paediatric-History taking & Physical examination of Pneumothorax

Paediatric-History taking & Physical examination of PneumothoraxCreated OnApril 24, 2020Last Updated OnApril 24, 2020byadmin You are here: Main Clinical Examination Paediatric-History taking & Physical examination of Pneumothorax < All Topics Table of Contents Clinical features including history taking and physical examination not to miss: Clinical features Pleuritic chest pain Acute onset dyspnoea Non-productive cough Spontaneous pneumothorax usually occurs at rest or with minimal exertion History taking Ask about current symptoms – onset, precipitating factor Ask about history of trauma Ask about previous episode of pneumothorax Ask about past medical history Asthma COPD Tuberculosis Ask about social history –smoking Ask about family history of pneumothorax Physical examination General examination: Built – tall and thin Features of Marfan Dyspnoea Tachypnoea Contusion/abrasion on the chest area Cyanosis Respiratory examination: Decrease breath sound on affected side Hyper-resonant on percussion Subcutaneous emphysema/crepitation Taken from Doctrina Perpetua guides on Paediatric

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