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What are the most common symptoms of empyema?

What are the most common symptoms of empyema?

Fever...: Empyema is when there is pus in the space surrounding the lung. Patient's with empyema are usually ill with fever/chills, elevated white blood cell count, chest discomfort, coughing, perhaps shortness of breath. Treatment usually consists of chest tube drainage as well as antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Empyema (Definition)

A condition in which pus is found in a body ...Read more


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What are the most common symptoms of pericarditis?

What are the most common symptoms of pericarditis?

Chest pain: Pericarditis is inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart. When this occurs, the typical symptom is chest pain, which can change with change in position. It can also change with breathing or exertion. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of emphysema?

What are the most common symptoms of emphysema?

Breathlessness: Shortness of breath, initially only with exertion, but over time with progressively less exertion and even at rest, is the cardinal symptom of emphysema. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of bronchitis?

What are the most common symptoms of bronchitis?

Cough and sputum: Coughing is the predominant symptom. The cough is typically productive though the quality and color of the sputum may vary. Some patients may also experience general malaise and discomfort with respiration or cough. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of pyelonephritis?

What are the most common symptoms of pyelonephritis?

Some sxs: Symptoms include:pain in the abdomen, lower back, side, or groin,frequent urination,urgent urination producing only a small amount of urine,burning pain with urination fever and chills, nausea and vomiting, pus and blood in the urine,loss of appetite etc. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of bronchiolitis?

What are the most common symptoms of bronchiolitis?

Cough, fever: Bronchiolitis is common in infants and children, and is caused by viruses like respiratory syncitial virus (rsv). It causes a cough, runny nose, and fever. While this is generally not serious in children, some infants experience extreme difficulty breathing and may require breathing treatments and monitoring within the hospital. See your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of discitis?

What are the most common symptoms of discitis?

Pain: Toddlers usually refuse to walk (or they have a limp). Older children, adolescents and adults have back pain and decreased range of motion. There may also be abdominal or pelvic pain. Muscle spasm is common. Bending forward (flexion of the spine) may make the pain worse. There is often loss of lumbar lordosis (curve). Fever and malaise are common. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of croup?

What are the most common symptoms of croup?

Common symptoms: Signs and Symptoms of c?rou?p include harsh "barking" cough. noisy breathing (stridor), trouble breathing, hoarse voice, mild sore throat, runny or stuffy nose and fever. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of copd?

What are the most common symptoms of copd?

See below: Chronic cough with mucus production, shortness of breath and decreased daily activity. This scale will help you to determine the earliest signs of copd http://copd.Org/sites/default/files/copd-screener.Pdf. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of sarcoma?

What are the most common symptoms of sarcoma?

Mass, sometimes pain: The most common finding is an enlarging mass. It is often non-tender but can be painful. But often there are really no symptoms other that the mass itself, . ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of parotitis?

What are the most common symptoms of parotitis?

Pain n swelling: Pain and swelling of the affected gland, also possibly fever. Face tingles and hurts when you chew. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of ileus?

What are the most common symptoms of ileus?

Agree w Dr Hoepfner: Paralytic Ileus symptoms may include: nausea, vomiting, abdominal distention, ^ gas, abdominal pain to include cramps, constipation/ loose stools, bad breath, inability to pass gas or feces. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of lymphoma?

What are the most common symptoms of lymphoma?

Very variable: Early localized lymphoma may have no symptoms. Typically enlarged lymph nodes will cause local symptoms such as pain, lump, mass effect and when advanced symptoms can include fevers, drenching night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, low blood counts, low immunity. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of appendicitis?

What are the most common symptoms of appendicitis?

Typical symptoms: Sudden pain begins on right side of the lower abdomen. Sudden pain can begin around navel and often shifts to lower right abdomen.Pain worsens if cough, walk or make other movements.Nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite,low-grade fever that may worsen as the illness progresses.Constipation or diarrhea sometimes abdominal bloating. ...Read more

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What symptoms of anthrax are the most common?

What symptoms of anthrax are the most common?

Lung, skin, GI: Skin anthrax presents an ulcer and is the least dangerous. Gi anthrax causes bloody diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain etc. Inhalational anthrax is the most serious and causes cough, blood sputum, fever, shortness of breath. Note that once symptoms of lung infection appear, treatment is usually not effective and infection causes rapid death! ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of erythrasma?

What are the most common symptoms of erythrasma?

Erythrasma: Erythrasma is a chronic superficial bacterial infection of skin folds, groin, armpits, more commonly seen in obese or diabetics. Appears as reddish-brown, slightly scaly patches with sharp borders, that may itch slightly. Differentiated from fungal infxn by no fluorescence under uv light.. Treatment involves scrubbing w antibacterial soap, using Erythromycin gel (mild) or pills (more severe cases). ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of cancer?

What are the most common symptoms of cancer?

Location, location: Location. Symptoms resulting from a growing tumor depend on the location of the tumor. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of pancreatitis?

What are the most common symptoms of pancreatitis?

Nausea/vomiting,pain: Pancreatitis often results in upper abdominal pain which can radiate through to the back and is usually worse with eating. Nausea and vomiting are also usually present. ...Read more

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