Haemorrhagic pneumonia refers to a descriptive term for a 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 number of factors including host as well as organism factors. These include
- medications: anti coagulants
Infective agents: some are more likely than others and include
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