The causes of haemoptysis in malaysian patients aged over 60 and the diagnostic yield of different investigations.

@article{Wong2003TheCO,
  title={The causes of haemoptysis in malaysian patients aged over 60 and the diagnostic yield of different investigations.},
  author={Catherine Mee-ming Wong and Kim Hatt Lim and Chong-Kin Liam},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2003},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={65-8}
}
OBJECTIVE In southeast Asia, pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is the most frequently presumed diagnosis for haemoptysis. This study was designed to assess the causes of haemoptysis, the diagnostic yield of causes in different diagnostic modalities and the distribution of older patients. METHODS All patients presenting to the University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with haemoptysis were recruited prospectively and evaluated. RESULTS One hundred and sixty patients were… CONTINUE READING

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