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Pulmonary haemorrhagic disorders 

Pulmonary haemorrhagic disorders
Chapter:
Pulmonary haemorrhagic disorders
Author(s):

D.J. Hendrick

and G.P. Spickett

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.181401_update_001

July 30, 2015: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

Update:

Chapter reviewed August 2013—no substantial updates required; one new reference added.

Updated on 27 Feb 2014. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 22 October 2017

There are many causes of bleeding within the lung and haemoptysis, but the term ‘pulmonary haemorrhagic disorder’ applies only to diffuse bleeding from pulmonary alveolar capillaries. The condition is characterized by haemoptysis (not invariable), breathlessness, diffuse air space shadowing on the chest radiograph, anaemia (normochromic normocytic if acute, iron deficient with chronicity), and elevated carbon monoxide gas transfer (...

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