Active tuberculosis (TB) continues to be the leading cause of haemoptysis
8 The commonest presenting symptoms in our study were cough, dyspnea, chest pain, fever, haemoptysis
and loss of weight and studies by other investigators11-13 had reported cough, dyspnea, chest pain and haemoptysis
as chief presenting complaints.
Clinically, it could also be characterized by recurrent pneumothorax, haemoptysis
or chylous pleural effusions.
Box 1 Common signs and symptoms of tuberculosis (Davies 2003) The following are signs and symptoms that would be suggestive of an active TB infection: * Cough for more than three weeks, with or without sputum production * Loss of appetite * Weight loss * Night sweats * Lethargy * Lymphadenopathy * Pyrexia of unknown origin * Haemoptysis
* Other focal signs and symptoms dependant on the site of disease It is important to note that not all patients will present with the above symptoms.
in a case of lymphomatoid granulomatosis treated with rituximab.
There was no history of trauma, cough, haemoptysis
, anorexia and weight loss or similar disease in his family.
Patients with a history of significant haemoptysis
(coughing up blood) or unstable disease were excluded.
At 24 hours after admission, the patient suddenly developed massive haemoptysis
with severe hypoxia, along with a new-onset anemia (hemoglobin level, 8-8 g/dL) compared to the hospital admission value of 13-3 g/dL (Table 1).
Symptoms such as the history of fever, cough, sputum, haemoptysis
, dyspnoea, chest pain, weight loss, loss of appetite and night sweats were recorded and analyzed.
induced by invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in patients with acute leukaemia during bone marrow and clinical remission: report of two cases and review of the literature.
She died in that hospital from haemoptysis
(the spitting of blood originating from the respiratory tract below the level of the larynx), aspergillosis (a lung condition) and bronchiectasis, known as Joab's Disease.