Haemoptysis

Causes

Appropriate Tests

Infection

MCS sputum (including Mycobacterium tuberculosis).

  • Pneumonia

 

  • Bronchiectasis

 

  • Tuberculosis

 

  • Lung abscess

 

  • Fungal ball

See Aspergillosis

Lung neoplasm

  • Primary
  • Metastic

Sputum, bronchial brushings/washings - cytology. Fine needle aspiration biopsy; Lung biopsy.

Pulmonary oedema

See Cardiac failure

Pulmonary infarction

See Pulmonary embolism

Vasculitis

 

Goodpastures syndrome