Intermediate Lung Sounds

Crackles - Late Inspiratory (Rales)

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Position:Chest wall
Skin and Ribs

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In this example, a patient has late inspiratory fine crackles. Such sounds are sometimes associated with with interstitial fibrosis, pneumonia, CHF or atelectasis. These fine crackles may be heard over the posterior lung bases. Use the slider to reveal the area of the lungs where these fine crackles originate.