Hemorrhagic pneumonia

Last revised by Dr Maxime St-Amant on 18 Feb 2018

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

Pathology

The precipitation of hemorrhagic 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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