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August 18th, 2017


Wheeze is the presence of high-pitched musical sounds on auscultation of the chest, which may be heard on inspiration or expiration.
Wheeze is a sign of airway narrowing.
  • Causes of Wheeze

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Viral bronchospasm
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pulmonary oedema
  • Aspiration
  • Bronchial / tracheal obstruction - foreign body, tumour, stenosis
  • Churg-Strauss syndrome
  • Carcinoid syndrome
  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA)
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