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Fine Crackles

Virtual Auscultation

patient torso with stethoscope chestpiece

patient position during auscultation
The patient's position is seated.

Lesson

Fine crackles are brief, discontinuous, popping, high-pitched breath sounds. These sounds are also similar to the sound of Velcro fasteners being pulled apart or cellophane being crumpled. Crackles can appear throughout the respiratory cycle.

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