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An unusual case of haemoptysis
  1. Richard Newton1,3,
  2. Samuel Kemp2,
  3. Zaid Zoumot2,
  4. Guang-Zhong Yang1,
  5. Ara Darzi3,
  6. Pallav L Shah2
  1. 1Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK
  3. 3Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Richard Newton, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College, Bessemer Building, Level 4, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK; r.newton{at}

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A 65-year-old Filipino man presented with a cough productive of heavily bloodstained sputum for 1 month with slight weight loss. He had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from a 60 pack-year smoking history, having quit 20 years previously, and his chronic mild dyspnoea was stable. He had been treated for pulmonary tuberculosis 9 years previously but had not travelled abroad for 3 years. He had no …

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