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What causes sputum to smell fruity?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Bacteria

There are certain gram negative bacteria (ie like pseudomonas) than can give the sputum a fruity like smell (historically described as grapelike).

In brief: Bacteria

There are certain gram negative bacteria (ie like pseudomonas) than can give the sputum a fruity like smell (historically described as grapelike).
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