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nbme20/Block 4/Question#19 (26.5 difficulty score)
A 55-year-old man with severe emphysema comes ...
Percussion: hyperresonant; Tactile fremitus: decreased; Expiratory phase: prolongedπŸ”

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submitted by aoa05(21),

An increase in tactile fremitus indicates denser or inflamed lung tissue, which can be caused by diseases such as pneumonia. A decrease suggests air or fluid in the pleural spaces or a decrease in lung tissue density, which can be caused by diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma.

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