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What can cause Rhonchi?

Rhonchi are continuous low pitched, rattling lung sounds that often resemble snoring. Obstruction or secretions in larger airways are frequent causes of rhonchi. They can be heard in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis, pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, or cystic fibrosis.

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Then, what is the main cause of Rhonchi?

The main causes of rhonchi are obstructions or increased secretions in the larger airways of the lungs. They can be heard in people with the following respiratory conditions. Pneumonia, which is an infection of the lungs. In the lungs, it causes the airways to clog up, producing rhonchi when breathing.

Beside above, is Rhonchi on inspiration or expiration? Wheezes that are relatively high pitched and have a shrill or squeaking quality may be referred to as sibilant rhonchi. They are often heard continuously through both inspiration and expiration and have a musical quality. These wheezes occur when airways are narrowed, such as may occur during an acute asthmatic attack.

Regarding this, what is the difference between Rhonchi and Rales?

Rales can be further described as moist, dry, fine, and coarse. This term is no longer much in use. Rhonchi are coarse rattling respiratory sounds, usually caused by secretions in bronchial airways. "Rhonchi" is the plural form of the singular word "rhonchus".

Where is Rhonchi usually heard?

Rhonchi occur in the bronchi. Sounds defined as rhonchi are heard in the chest wall where bronchi occur, not over any alveoli. Rhonchi usually clear after coughing.

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