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What are basal crackles?

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Pediatric Pulmonology 23 years experience
Noise on chest: 'crackles' refers to a specific sound a doctor hears when they listen with a stethoscope at your lungs. 'basal' usually refers to the location where they hear those crackles, the base of the lungs.

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