Retractions

Retractions of the chest area (especially in children) may indicate severe respiratory issues such as accessory muscle use, severe breathing difficulty, and/or impending respiratory failure. These are a medical emergency requiring immediate attention. Types of retractions may include abdominal ...

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Causes

These causes of these retractions during breathing are severe breathing difficulty. Acute causes may include:

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Types

Retractions usually refers to chest region retractions, that occur during breathing. There are various types of breathing-related retractions:

  • abdominal
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