Bronchiectasis [top]

  • Haemoptysis
  • Productive cough with copius purulent sputum
  • Clubbing
  • Course crepitiations
  • Recurrent episodes LRTI
  • Tram line and ring shadows on CXR

Goodpasture's syndrome [top]

  • Haemoptysis
  • Malaise
  • Renal impairment
  • Hypertension
  • Chest pain
  • Anti-GBM antibodies

Pharyngeal tumour [top]


Pneumonia [top]

  • Pleuritic chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Productive cough
  • Haemoptysis
  • Consolidation on CXR

Laryngeal carcinoma [top]

  • Progressive hoarseness over several months
  • Smoker
  • Dysphagia
  • Haemoptysis
  • Ear pain
  • Weight loss

Tuberculosis [top]

  • Weight loss
  • Cough
  • Haemoptysis
  • Fever
  • Malaise
  • Contact with TB
  • Opacity on CXR

Wegener's granulomatosis [top]

  • Haemoptysis
  • Shortness of breath
  • Renal impairment
  • Haematuria
  • Vasculitis
  • Rash
  • Nasal bridge collapse
  • Malaise
  • cANCA+

Nasal polyp [top]


Lung abscess [top]

  • Haemoptysis
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Productive cough with foul smelling sputum
  • Chest pain
  • Opacity with fluid level on CXR

Pulmonary AVM [top]

  • Haemoptysis
  • Absence of other systemic or chest symptoms

Bronchial carcinoma [top]

  • Haemoptysis
  • Weight loss
  • Smoker
  • Clubbing
  • Pleuritic chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Opacity on CXR

Pulmonary embolism [top]

  • Central chest pain
  • Pleuritic chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Haemoptysis
  • Sudden onset
  • Tachycardia
  • Associated deep vein thrombosis