Pulmonary haemorrhage

Pulmonary haemorrhage is a rather broad term given to describe any form of bleeding into the lung and can arise from a myriad of causes. In a very traditional sense it is described when the following constellation of clinico-radiological features occur simultaneously 2 (although this is never an absolute necessity):

Pulmonary haemorrhage can be arbitrarily divided into two broad groups and several subtypes

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Article Information

rID: 19688
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pulmonary hemorrhage
  • Pulmonary haemorrhages
  • Pulmonary hemorrhages
  • Bleeding into the lung
  • Pulmonary haemorrhaging

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    Case 1: localised pulmonary haemorrhage
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    Case 4: Goodpasture syndrome
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