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Where & what lung sounds are most lassociated with developing aspiration pneumonia in kid with trach?

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Dr. Daniel McGee
Family Medicine
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In brief: Crackles

Aspiration pneumonia is most commonly characterized by the sound of 'crackles' in the lung bases.
This crackling sound is more commonly heard in the right lung as the the trachea bifurcates at a sharper downward angle toward the right lung in comparison to the left, and is more susceptible to collecting contents of aspiration.

In brief: Crackles

Aspiration pneumonia is most commonly characterized by the sound of 'crackles' in the lung bases.
This crackling sound is more commonly heard in the right lung as the the trachea bifurcates at a sharper downward angle toward the right lung in comparison to the left, and is more susceptible to collecting contents of aspiration.
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Dr. Garron Miller
Pediatrics

In brief: See below

Usually more noisy sound, irritability and fever.
If concerned be seen by a dr.

In brief: See below

Usually more noisy sound, irritability and fever.
If concerned be seen by a dr.
Dr. Garron Miller
Dr. Garron Miller
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