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SPUTUM COLOR ANALYSIS

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takojogo's version from 2017-01-16 22:40

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Brown/darkold blood
brigth red (hemoptysis)fresh blood (Bleedin tumor, tuberculosis)
clear and translucentnormal
copious large amount
frank hemoptysismassive amount of blood
green stagnant sputum or gram-negative bacteria
green foul smelling pseudomonasnor anaerobic infection
gray/white (mucoid)asthma, chronic bronchitis
pink frothypulmonary edema
tenacious secretions that are sticky, adhesive or tend to hold together
viscousthick, viscid, sticky or glutinous
yellow or opaguepresence of white blood cells, bacterial infection
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