Problem

Haemoptysis

Other Names:
Pulmonary haemorrhage
Nature:

Hemoptysis is the coughing up of blood or blood-stained mucus from the bronchi, larynx, trachea, or lungs. In other words, it is the airway bleeding. This can occur with lung cancer, infections such as tuberculosis, bronchitis, or pneumonia, and certain cardiovascular conditions. Hemoptysis is considered massive at 300 mL (11 imp fl oz; 10 US fl oz). In such cases, there are always severe injuries. The primary danger comes from choking, rather than blood loss.

Values:
Infection
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
Medicine Blood
Medicine Lungs, throat
Date of last update
30.12.2017 – 09:13 CET