Coughing Up Blood (Hemoptysis)

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2. Common Causes of Hemoptysis

Infection is the most frequent cause of coughing up blood, accounting for up to 90 percent of the cases. Bronchitis, bronchiectasis, and pneumonia are the leading causes of hemoptysis in adults. In children, lower respiratory tract infections and aspirated foreign objects often cause hemoptysis.3Coughing Up Blood By Rebecca Dezube, et al. ‘Coughing Up Blood - Lung and Airway Disorders. Merck Manuals Consumer Version, Merck Manuals, www.merckmanuals.com/home/lung-and-airway-disorders/symptoms-of-lung-disorders/coughing-up-blood.

Any time a person experiences coughing over a long period of time, hemoptysis may develop. Blood from a nosebleed may also appear in saliva expelled while coughing.4NHS Choices, NHS, www.nhs.uk/conditions/coughing-up-blood/.

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