Deborah E Blue, Author at Renal and Urology News

Deborah E Blue

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Acute Pharyngitis

At a Glance Differentiation between viral and bacterial etiologies based on physical exam alone may be difficult. Acute pharyngitis may present with a variety of signs and symptoms, including redness and edema of the throat and pharyngeal mucosa, sore throat and pain when swallowing, exudation of tonsils, pseudomembrane formation, edema of the uvula, and gray…

Pneumonia, Infectious

At a Glance Pneumonia can present with a variety of signs and symptoms, including cough, fever, chest pain, dyspnea, empyema, and cough productive of profuse or bloody sputum. Physical examination may detect signs of consolidation, such as crackles, rales and rhonchi, diminished breath sounds, dullness to percussion, radiographic infiltrates, cavitary lesions, and empyema. What Tests…

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