Pseudohemoptysis Due to Serratia marcescens

  title={Pseudohemoptysis Due to Serratia marcescens},
  author={Stephanie Parks Taylor and Brice T Taylor},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
A n 88-year-old man with no history of pulmonary disease was admitted following syncope. Examination of the lungs at presentation was unremarkable and chest radiograph was clear. The patient required mechanical ventilation for several days due to his altered mental status. On hospital day four, the patient developed fever, leukocytosis, and red secretions from the endotracheal tube. Bronchoscopy revealed multiple red lesions throughout the proximal airways (Panel a, arrow), but no active… CONTINUE READING