Influenza physical examination
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During the physical examination in a patient with influenza, findings can include fever, tachycardia, tachypnea, sore throat, and fatigue. Complications can worsen the patient's condition and findings in the lung examination may include dry cough, rales and focal wheezing.
The physical examination in a patient with influenza depends on several factors, such as age, comorbidities and immune response. Physical findings could vary among patient, from a mild disease with few signs and symptoms, to severely ill patients with respiratory insufficiency.
- Fever (100-104° F)
- Watery eyes
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Erythema and inflammation may be present
- Usually lung examination is normal
- Findings of severe disease include
- ↑ Lessler, Justin; Reich, Nicholas G.; Cummings, Derek A.T. (2009). "Outbreak of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) at a New York City School". New England Journal of Medicine. 361 (27): 2628–2636. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa0906089. ISSN 0028-4793.
- ↑ "CDC Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Influenza".