Differential diagnosis of sputum

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       Differential diagnosis of Sputum

  • Red currant jelly sputum-Klebsiella
  • Pink frothy-LVF
  • Colourless sputum-Alveolar cell Ca
  • Yellow-Bacteria
  • Green-Pseudomonas Pigment-(Pyocyanin)
  • Black-Coal worker’s Pneumoconiosis
  • Brown-Aspergillosis
  • 3 layered sputum-Bronchiectasis
  • Mucoid sputum-Chronic bronchitis
  • Kurschmann spirals-Asthma
  • Anchovy sauce pus-Ruptured amoebic abscess in lung tissue
 
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