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Common symptoms include a bad cough lasting longer than 3 weeks, chest pain, and coughing up blood or sputum.
So does weeks of coughing up sputum (a mix of mucus and saliva).
Patients with lower blood concentration levels also bore the infectious bacteria in their sputum for longer periods of time — potentially spreading it by coughing, said Dr. Jan S. Fehr, one of the study’s lead authors.
The immunologist also ordered a sputum test, which revealed a strain of staphylococcus bacteria in Mimi's lungs.
The immunologist also ordered a sputum test, which revealed a strain of staphylococcus bacteria in Mimi’s lungs.
Refugees who have positive blood tests and chest x-rays are taken to a county health office for sputum tests, according to Robert Moser, head of Catholic Charities in San Diego.
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SPUTUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sputum for English Language Learners
medical : a thick liquid that comes up from your lungs when you are sick
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