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Life threatening haemoptysis in cystic fibrosis: an alternative therapeutic approach.
  1. D Bilton,
  2. A K Webb,
  3. H Foster,
  4. P Mulvenna,
  5. M Dodd
  1. Regional Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit, Monsall Hospital, Manchester.


    Desmopressin and vasopressin were used to control massive haemoptysis in a patient with cystic fibrosis. After bolus doses a continuous infusion of vasopressin was maintained for 36 hours and haemoptysis stopped.

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