- Children may contract enterovirus by direct contact with saliva, sputum or nasal mucus from infected persons.
- Four days prior to admission, she developed a cough productive of whitish sputum.
- Analysis of sputum can indicate what disease process may be present in the lungs.
- Blood-streaked sputum deserves the same diagnostic consideration as blood alone.
- He noted that his chronic, dry cough had produced discolored sputum in recent days.