II. Pathophysiology

  1. Fatigue Fracture of lower ribs from repeated coughing

III. Symptoms

  1. Pleuritic Chest Pain
    1. Accentuated by respiratory movements

IV. Signs

  1. Apply pressure on remote segment of the rib
    1. Causes Fracture site pain

V. Differential Diagnosis

VI. Radiology: Rib XRay or Chest XRay

  1. Often normal despite Fracture

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Ontology: Cough fracture of ribs (C0567413)

Concepts Injury or Poisoning (T037)
SnomedCT 208107003, 208136003
English Cough fracture, Cough fracture of ribs, Cough fracture of ribs (disorder)
Spanish fractura de costillas por tos (trastorno), fractura de costillas por tos