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Pulmonary contusion
Pathology
Type

Trauma

Cause(s)

Trauma to chest

Symptoms

Low blood oxygen saturation, cyanosis, difficulty breathing, low exercise tolerance, rapid breathing, rapid heart rate, abnormal breath sounds, wheezing. coughing, coughing up blood, reduced cardiac output, low blood pressure, tender area on chest,

Mortality Rate

Moderate if untreated

Treatments

Supportive

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A pulmonary contusion is a bruise on a lung caused by a trauma to the chest. Pulmonary contusion at Wikipedia

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