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Rales: Introduction

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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Causes of Types of Rales:

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Rales: Symptom Checker

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Rales Treatments

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Medications or substances causing Rales:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Rales as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Rales: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Rales

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Rales: Deaths

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Detailed list of causes of Rales

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How Common are these Causes of Rales?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Rales. Of the 30 causes of Rales that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 30 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Rales:

The following list of conditions have 'Rales' 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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Conditions listing medical complications: Rales:

The following list of medical conditions have Rales or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. 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 Rales Based on Risk Factors

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

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Classifications of Rales:

    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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