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Exercise-induced haemoptysis as a rare presentation of a rare lung disease
  1. Andrew D Mihalek1,2,3,
  2. Carissa Haney4,
  3. Maria Merino5,
  4. Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri5,6,
  5. Joel Moss1,
  6. Kenneth N Olivier1,4
  1. 1Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  2. 2Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
  3. 3Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  4. 4Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  5. 5Department of Pathology, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  6. 6Department of Pathology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kenneth N Olivier, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Branch, NHLBI, 10 Center Drive, MSC 1454, Bldg 10-CRC, Rm 3130, Bethesda MD 20892, USA; olivierk{at}


Amyloid primarily affecting the lungs is a seldom seen clinical entity. This case discusses the work-up of a patient presenting with exercise-induced haemoptysis and diffuse cystic lung disease on radiographic imaging. The common clinical and radiographic findings of diffuse cystic lung diseases as well as a brief overview of pulmonary amyloid are presented.

  • Imaging/CT MRI etc
  • Rare lung diseases
  • Interstitial Fibrosis
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