Hemoptysis in the ICU Is Often Caused by Malignancies, Infections, and Vasculitis

Baney, Jack
February 2011
Pulmonary Reviews;Feb2011, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p19
The article identifies malignancy and infectious diseases as the cause of hemoptysis in patients confined in intensive care units (ICU). A study of ICU patients from 2001 and 2008 revealed the presence of malignant or cancerous cells in 30 percent of the subjects, while 26 percent of patients were found with infections. Researchers also note the high rates of mortality and lengths of stay in the hospital for ICU patients who were evaluated for the duration of the study.


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