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Rales: are the clicking, rattling, or crackling noises heard on auscultation of the lung caused by the"popping open" of small airways and alveoli collapsed by fluid, exudate, or lack of aeration during expiration. See detailed information below for a list of 30 causes of Rales, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Medical Conditions associated with Rales:
Breath sound symptoms (759 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Lung sound symptoms (743 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)
Symptoms related to Rales:
Bronchiectasis, Pulmonary edema (72 causes), Asthma (320 causes), Chronic bronchitis (19 causes), Lung abscess (33 causes), Severe sepsis, Pneumonia (241 causes), Atelactasis, Congestive heart failure (140 causes)
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