Haemoptysis

Last updated: Friday, 03, December, 2010
CausesAppropriate Tests

Infection

Sputum - microscopy and culture (including Mycobacterium tuberculosis).

  • Fungal ball

See Aspergillosis

Lung neoplasm

  • Primary
  • Metastic

Sputum, bronchial brushings/washings - cytology. FNAB; lung biopsy.

Pulmonary oedema 

See Cardiac failure

Pulmonary infarction

 See Pulmonary embolism

Vasculitis

Goodpasture syndrome