Haemorrhagic pneumonia

Haemorrhagic pneumonia refers to a descriptive term for pneumonia (infective - inflammatory consolidation of the lung) when is complicated by pulmonary haemorrhage. It can be localised or diffuse to varying degrees dependant on the extent of involvement +/- aetiological agent.


The precipitation of haemorrhagic pneumonia can occur due to a number of factors including host as well as organism factors. These include:

Host factors

  • coagulopathy
  • medications: anticoagulants

Infective agents: some are more likely than others and include

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Article information

rID: 50010
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Haemorrhagic pneumonias
  • Hemorrhagic pneumonia
  • Hemorrhagic pneumonias
  • Haemorrhagic pneumonitis
  • Hemorrhagic pneumonitis

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