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Percutaneous image-guided biopsy may be useful in the diagnosis of welllocalized and dense peripheral inﬁltrates. A cutting needle biopsy technique is best and, if the lesion(s) abuts the pleural surface, pneumothorax is uncommon. 37 This page intentionally left blank Chapter 7 Haemoptysis Clinical assessment and causes 40 Investigations 42 39 40 CHAPTER 7 Haemoptysis Clinical assessment and causes Haemoptysis is a common and non-speciﬁc feature, and can be a sign of signiﬁcant underlying lung disease.
Workplace irritants • Pets/birds • Smoker • Use of recreational drugs. Examination can also be unhelpful, as it is usually normal. Look for signs of underlying lung disease or other medical conditions, such as heart failure, neurological disease (particularly bulbar involvement). Investigations Initially • Ensure CXR is normal • Spirometry may indicate restrictive or obstructive defect. Performance of spirometry may provoke cough and bronchospasm • Methacholine provocation test (p 769) provides the best positive predictive value for cough due to asthma.
Stop ACE inhibitor in any patient with a troublesome cough. Idiopathic cough accounts for 20% of referrals to a specialist cough clinic. It is diagnosed after a thorough assessment. Typically, there is lymphocytic airway inﬂammation, but there may also be a history of reﬂux cough. Further information BTS guidelines: Recommendations for the management of cough in adults. com Review Series on Cough. Morice A, Kastelik J. Thorax 2003; 58: 901–5; Fontana GA, Pistolesi M, Thorax 2003; 58: 1092–5; Dicpinigaitis PV 2004; 59: 71–2; McGarvey LP 2004; 59: 342–6.