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Laryngitis

Dry cough (without sputum), may become productive of variable amounts of sputum

An acute, fairly minor illness with hoarseness. Often associated with viral nasopharyngitis

Tracheobronchitis

Dry cough, may become productive (as above)

An acute, often viral illness, with burning retrosternal discomfort

Mycoplasma and Viral Pneumonias

Dry hacking cough, often becoming productive of mucoid sputum

An acute febrile illness, often with malaise, headache, and possibly dyspnea

Bacterial Pneumonias

Pneumococcal: sputum mucoid or purulent; may be blood-streaked, diffusely pinkish, or rusty

An acute illness with chills, high fever, dyspnea, and chest pain. Often is preceded by acute upper respiratory infection.

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