A therapeutic conundrum: recurrent cystic-fibrosis-related haemoptysis complicated by acute pulmonary embolism
- William G Flight1,2,
- Rowland J Bright-Thomas1,2,
- Stephen Butterfield3,
- Andrew M Jones1,2,
- A Kevin Webb1,2
- 1Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre, Manchester, UK
- 2Respiratory Research Group, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
- 3Department of Radiology, University Hospital of South Manchester, Manchester, UK
- Correspondence to Dr William G Flight, Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Southmoor Road, Manchester M23 9LT, UK;
Contributors WGF wrote the first draft. All authors contributed to the final manuscript.
- Received 17 April 2012
- Accepted 4 May 2012
- Published Online First 7 June 2012
The authors present the case of an older patient with cystic fibrosis (CF) and recurrent haemoptysis complicated by acute pulmonary embolism. The patient was treated successfully with a combination of anticoagulation and bronchial artery embolisation. The management of CF-related haemoptysis, the impact of an ageing CF population and the incidence of thromboembolic disease in CF are discussed.
Competing interests None.
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