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The expectoration of blood or of blood-streaked sputum from the larynx, trachea, bronchi, or lungs.

[hemo- + Greek ptusis, a spitting (from ptuein, to spit).]
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(hɪˈmɒp tə sɪs)

the expectoration of blood or bloody mucus.
(hemo- + Greek ptýsis spitting (ptý(ein) to spit + -sis -sis)]
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Noun1.hemoptysis - coughing up blood from the respiratory tract; usually indicates a severe infection of the bronchi or lungs
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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n. hemoptisis, expectoración sanguinolenta de color rojo vivo.
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Coder, "Hemoptysis," Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, vol.
Dubai: A jobless Filipina is seeking help for her husband who is suffering from acute hemoptysis, also known as bloody sputum.
A 33-year male with history of penetrating trauma to left upper chest in 2006, presented through Medical unit to Radiology Department with complain of hemoptysis. Chest X-ray showed a soft tissue lesion in left upper lobe with a linear metallic foreign body.
Hemoptysis and epistaxis indicate a poor prognosis; death usually follows within 24-48 hours (BREEZE et al., 1976; MILLS & PACE 1990; BRAUN, 2008; WOOLUMS, 2015).
Bronchoscopy indications were FBA anamnesis in 402 patients, unhealed lung infection in 55 patients, asthmatic bronchitis in 10 patients, and incidental chest X-ray abnormalities in 9 patients and hemoptysis in 2 patients.
A 53-year-old male presented with a six month history of pleuritic left-sided chest pain associated with night sweats, fever, cough, and occasional frank hemoptysis. His past medical history was significant for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and coronary artery disease.
She was extubated and continued to have mild hemoptysis. CT chest was negative for pulmonary embolism (PE) and showed ground glass opacities (GGO) predominantly in the left lung (Figure 1).
It should be considered in any child with SLE who develops pulmonary infiltrates or has hemoptysis, hemosiderin-laden macrophages in sputum or in bronchoalveolar lavage, sudden drop in hemoglobin, thrombocytopenia, or signs of occult blood loss.
Similarly, using high-value elements of Wells rule, hemoptysis, signs of deep vein thrombosis, and "PE most likely," was shown to add incremental value to the D-dimer test [7].
Symptoms include shortness of breath, fever, and hemoptysis. In this case, it presents as chronic cough with recurrent pneumonia.