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Clear Sputum
considered normal, however excessive is abnormal e.g. Pulmonary edema, COPD, asthma, infection
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Yellow Sputum
presence of white blood cells, particularly neutrophils and eosinphils. chronic inflammation, allergic and infectious causes. e.g. asthma, acute pneumonia/ bronchitis
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Green Mucus/Sputum
long-standing, chronic infection. breakdown of neutrophils e.g. chronic pneumonia/ bronchitis, lung abscess,
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Brown/Black sputum
'old blood' e.g. chronic bronchitis/pneumonia, TB, lung cancer
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Red Sputum
'fresh blood' can be discoloured or streaks. e.g. pneumonia, lung cancer, TB, pulmonary emboli
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Card 2

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Yellow Sputum

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presence of white blood cells, particularly neutrophils and eosinphils. chronic inflammation, allergic and infectious causes. e.g. asthma, acute pneumonia/ bronchitis

Card 3

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Green Mucus/Sputum

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Card 4

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Brown/Black sputum

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Card 5

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Red Sputum

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