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Crackles: Introduction

Crackles: 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 34 causes of Crackles, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Crackles:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Crackles. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Crackles

Causes of Types of Crackles:

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Crackles: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Crackles, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Crackles Treatments

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Crackles: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Crackles may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Crackles

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Crackles: Deaths

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Detailed list of causes of Crackles

The list below shows some of the causes of Crackles mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Crackles?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Crackles. Of the 34 causes of Crackles that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 32 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Crackles:

The following list of conditions have 'Crackles' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Crackles Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Crackles based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Crackles:

    Medical Conditions associated with Crackles:

    Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Breath sound symptoms (759 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Lung sound symptoms (743 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Crackles:

    Respiratory auscultation, Rales (30 causes), Crepitation, Pneumonia (241 causes), Atelectasis (22 causes), Pulmonary fibrosis, Acute bronchitis (3 causes), Bronchiectasis

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