Manifestations of hemoptysis. How to manage minor, moderate, and massive bleeding.

@article{Johnson2002ManifestationsOH,
  title={Manifestations of hemoptysis. How to manage minor, moderate, and massive bleeding.},
  author={John Johnson},
  journal={Postgraduate medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={112 4},
  pages={
          101-6, 108-9, 113
        }
}
Hemoptysis is a frightening symptom for patients and often is a manifestation of significant underlying disease. The chest radiograph, history and examination findings, comorbid illnesses, and demographic factors guide evaluation of patients with minor hemoptysis. Massive hemoptysis occurs in less than 5% of patients with hemoptysis and is almost always due to serious pulmonary or systemic illness. Massive hemoptysis is a life-threatening event that requires ICU admission and urgent… CONTINUE READING
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