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Reference Guide

Crackles - Late Inspiratory (Rales)

maneuver
Sitting
torso and chestpiece
Diaphragm

Listening Tips

Crackles begin in late inspiration and increase. High pitched, variable loudness. Best heard over posterior bases of the lungs. Do not usually clear with coughing.
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