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Diminished breath sounds: a term that is used to describe findings on listening to the chest with a stethoscope (auscultation of the chest). It is caused by such conditions as COPD and severe asthma. Or, it may affect only one lung in cases of pleural effusion or pneumothorax. It does not refer to a decreased rate of breathing. See detailed information below for a list of 23 causes of Diminished breath sounds, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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