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Asthma and other chest sounds

Graphic of Children

Reproduced with kind permission of
Prof. Eugene Weinberg
Astra South Africa

The Wheeze
of Asthma

Asthma - Click to hear sound
Click to hear

Note the pigeon chest deformity in this child with chronic asthma.

The Night Cough
of Asthma

The Night-time Cough of Asthma
Click to hear

The Sound
of Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis - Click to hear
Click to hear

X-ray shows severe hyperinflation of the lungs

The Stridor
of Croup

Croup cough - Cick to hear
Click to hear

Illustrated here is the grey membrane found on the tonsils and fauces in diptheria.

The Grunting in
Neonatal Pneumonia

The Grunting sound in Neonatol Pneumonia - Click to hear
Click to hear

The Breathing
in Pneumonia

Pneumonia - Click to hear breathing sound
Click to hear

Chest X-ray demonstrates bilateral bronchopneumonia with consolidation in the right middle lobe.

The Whoop
of Whooping Cough

Pertussis Whoop - Click to hear
Click to hear

Typical appearance of a child after a coughing spell

Snuffles in
a Neonate

Snuffles in a Neonate
Click to hear

The Psychogenic Cough
of "Asthma"

Psycogenic cough - Click to hear
Click to hear

Note the typical posture

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